Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on Fair Lawn NJ Road
The car accident occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the victim was walking near Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, New Jersey when the suspect drove by and crashed into her.
The suspect was reportedly driving a white Nissan Maxima. After hitting the pedestrian, the suspect continued moving and was last seen driving on Century Road, headed east toward Paramus, NJ.
After the auto accident, the victim dialed 911 and was treated at the scene by emergency medical responders before being taken to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Medical officials later said that she sustained a head laceration as a result of the motor vehicle accident.
If investigators can eventually determine the identity of the suspect, it is likely that the culprit would be charged with leaving the scene of an accident. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a person who leaves the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree leaving the scene of an accident charges can lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Drive Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”