Fair Lawn NJ Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Accident That Injured Pedestrian
Police in Fair Lawn NJ are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian with minor injuries.
According to law enforcement, the car accident occurred around 8:11 p.m. near the intersection of Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
The victim was crossing the road when she was reportedly struck by a white Nissan Maxima. The driver of the car did not stop after the accident; instead, the driver allegedly sped off. The car was last seen heading east onto Century Road in Paramus, NJ.
The victim, a female pedestrian, sustained minor injuries that included a head laceration.
After the motor vehicle accident, emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and briefly treated the victim before transporting her to Hackensack University Medical Center. The victim was treated for her head wound at the hospital and later listed in stable condition.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is actively investigating the hit-and-run crash. At this time, authorities have not identified a suspect.
If police can eventually determine the identity of the suspect, it is likely that the driver would face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a driver who knowingly leaves the scene of an auto accident can be charged with a felony when the accident results in serious bodily injury to another person.
Beyond that, it’s also possible that the driver could be charged with aggravated assault or assault by auto, depending on the circumstances of the accident.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Driver Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”