Paramus NJ Woman Allegedly Drunk, Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Elmwood Park
A Paramus NJ woman has been charged with death by auto for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal car accident in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The 58-year-old suspect was reportedly driving west on Route 46 when she lost control of her vehicle, a Toyota Camry, and collided with a pedestrian.
The 48-year-old victim, who lived in North Plainfield NJ, was crossing the highway when he was hit. According to authorities, the victim was running across the road because he was trying to chase down a woman who had failed to pay her bill at the gas station where the victim worked. The victim had reportedly spotted a police officer’s patrol car parked across the highway.
After the accident, the victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ for medical treatment. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. According to the victim’s friends, he leaves behind a wife and son living in India.
Responding officers at the scene of the accident reportedly noticed that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. As a result, authorities took a blood sample from the suspect.
The suspect was eventually charged with death by auto in the case. She was also cited for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect posted $150,000 bail and was released from custody.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “DWI Driver Struck, Killed North Plainfield Man on Route 46, Authorities Say.”