Bergenfield NJ Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident
Bergenfield New Jersey police are searching for the driver of a car involved in a scary hit-and-run accident.
The auto accident occurred around 7:13 p.m. on South Prospect Avenue in Bergenfield, NJ. According to law enforcement, the victim was attempting to walk across the street at the intersection with West Broad Street when a motor vehicle slammed into her. The driver of the motor vehicle reportedly stopped for a moment, but then drove off and fled the scene. The car was last seen traveling northbound on South Prospect Avenue.
After the accident, other motorists dialed 911 to alert Bergenfield police.
The victim, a 66-year-old Bergenfield woman, suffered significant injuries in the crash. She was briefly treated at the scene of the accident by emergency medical crews before being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for additional medical treatment.
If and when the suspect is apprehended, they would probably be subject to criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. Under NJ law, leaving the scene of an auto accident can be classified as either a criminal offense or a traffic offense, depending on whether anyone sustains serious physical injuries as a result of the accident. In this case, the victim suffered significant injuries in the car crash, meaning that the suspect would likely face the more severe charges.
Authorities are actively investigating the accident. Anyone with information about the suspect or the car crash should call the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-226-5532 or the Bergenfield Police Department at 201-387-4000.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Woman.”