Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Deputy Chief Lawrence Cattano of the Perth Amboy Police Department said a 27-year-old Woodbridge man was charged today with seriously injuring a pedestrian and fleeing the scene.
Pishoi Bakoom, 27, of Woodbridge, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash after causing serious bodily injury; obstruction of justice, and endangering an injured victim.
Bakoom was charged during an investigation by Detective Jose Pais of the Perth Amboy Police Department and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
During the investigation, it was determined that Bakoom was driving a 2012 BMW coupe south on Convery Boulevard and fled after striking Jose Magalhaes, 57, of Perth Amboy as he was crossing the street at the Harding Avenue intersection at 11:11 p.m. on June 24.
The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he is being treated for multiple injuries. He is listed in stable condition.
The defendant was released after posting $25,000 bail.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Pais of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 442-4400, or Detective Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3711.