Garfield Man Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on Route 440 in Bayonne, NJ
A Garfield New Jersey man was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Bayonne, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the 41-year-old victim stopped his delivery truck on Route 440 North when an item fell out of the vehicle. The victim was standing on the ramp to the New Jersey Turnpike when another vehicle drove by and struck him.
The accident occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m.
After the car accident, the suspect allegedly fled the scene.
Police officers arrived at the scene of the accident a short time later and spoke with a passenger in the delivery truck. The passenger told police that he didn’t realize what had happened until he got out of the truck and saw that the victim was lying on the ground and injured.
Thankfully, a passing motorist stopped and provided assistance to the victim. The motorist also placed the 911 call that prompted police to dispatch officers to the scene.
After police and emergency responders showed up, the victim was rushed to the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health to receive medical treatment for his head injuries. He was later listed in “extremely critical condition.”
Bayonne NJ police are actively investigating the alleged hit-and-run accident. At this time, investigators have not released any information about what the suspect’s vehicle looks like.
If a suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they would likely face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, anyone who flees the scene of an accident that resulted in serious injury to another person can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen County Man Struck in Hit-and-Run in Bayonne in ‘Extremely Critical’ Condition, Cops Say.”