Bergen County Police Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident in Little Ferry, NJ
A Bergen County police officer was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
The officer was on patrol in Little Ferry when the accident occurred. As the officer drove in the right lane of Route 46 westbound, another vehicle allegedly crashed into him. According to officials, the other car was a black 2005 Audi A4.
The crash happened when the Audi allegedly tried to enter the patrol officer’s lane.
The officer swerved his vehicle in an attempt to avoid the other car. However, he lost control of his police cruiser because the road was icy and slick.
The police vehicle came to a stop when it slammed into a utility pole near Grand Street.
After the accident, the victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. He received medical treatment for his injuries and was listed in stable condition. Thankfully, the victim’s injuries are not considered life threatening.
The driver of the Audi reportedly left the scene after the accident.
The Bergen County detective bureau is conducting an investigation and attempting to locate the other vehicle.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they could be subject to significant penalties. That’s because leaving the scene of an accident can be classified as a criminal offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1. As set forth by the statute, anyone who knowingly leaves the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury can be charged with a third degree felony.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen County Police Officer Injured in Little Ferry Car Crash.”