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Woman Charged in Passaic Hit-and-Run of Pedestrian

By rlsmetro on
Passaic

Passaic County authorities announces that based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Passaic Police Department, Ms. Luisa Eusebio-Urena, 37, of Passaic was arrested Wednesday in relation to a hit-and-run crash that occurred on April 11, 2021 near the intersection of Pennington Avenue and Main Avenue in the City of Passaic.

Police said Ms. Eusebio-Urena was charged with second degree Assault by Auto While Intoxicated and Within 1,000 Feet of School Property, third degree Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, and third degree Endangering an Injured Victim.

According to police, she was arrested without incident at the Passaic Police Department.

Police said on  April 11, 2021 at approximately 5:02 a.m., police responded to the area of Main Avenue and Pennington Avenue in the City of Passaic on a report of a hit-and-run.

A 70-year old Passaic man had been crossing Main Avenue near the intersection with Pennington Avenue when he was struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene after the crash.

The man was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center where he received treatment for serious bodily injury.

It was determined that the location where the man was struck is within 1,000 feet of Passaic Arts and Science Charter School. Based on the joint investigation, Ms. Eusebio-Urena was charged.

The charges were issued on a Complaint/Summons, and Ms. Eusebio-Urena was released pending a future court hearing.