NY Teen Charged with Assault by Auto, Allegedly Fled Scene of Accident in Fort Lee NJ
A New York teenager was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly got involved in a car crash in Fort Lee NJ and then ran off.
The car accident occurred a short time after 2:00 p.m. The suspect was reportedly driving an automobile on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee when he attempted to pass a car that had come to a stop at a red light. The suspect allegedly swerved into oncoming traffic in order to make the pass and then drove through the red light.
As the suspect moved through the intersection, he reportedly crashed into another car. A passenger in the suspect’s motor vehicle was seriously injured as a result of auto accident.
Rather than remaining at the scene and assisting his injured passenger, the suspect allegedly exited the vehicle and tried to run away.
Witnesses dialed 911 and alerted the Fort Lee Police Department, which dispatched police officers to the scene of the car crash. Fort Lee NJ cops were able to apprehend the suspect a short time later.
The suspect is a 19-year-old who resides in the Bronx, NY. He has been charged with several crimes in connection with the crash, including leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated assault by auto. The suspect has also been cited for numerous traffic violations.
Meanwhile, the injured passenger was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and treated for his accident-related injuries.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Student Ran from Crash That Seriously Injured Passenger, Cops Say.”