According to authorities, a man believed to have been driving a black Ford Econoline allegedly killed a 77-year-old woman from Nutley after he struck her with his vehicle and fled the scene. The incident occurred around noon on Nov. 15 when the victim was crossing Centre Street at Ravine Avenue; she was found in the street and pronounced dead the same day at University Hospital in Newark.
Authorities with the Hudson County Sheriff's Department reported that a hit-and-run pedestrian crash involving two brothers on Nov. 14, seriously injuring both in North Bergen. According to reports, the two brothers, ages 11 and 20, were walking on a sidewalk along Kennedy Boulevard when the collision occurred around 9:50 p.m.
A 16-year-old pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Wildwood, according to authorities. The July 5 accident reportedly transpired on West Rio Grande Avenue at about 3:00 a.m.
An unidentified man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in front of a local grocery store in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, according to police reports. The crash occurred just before midnight on Feb. 23.
On Oct. 28, 2011, a Rider University student from Mount Olive struck a 54-year-old pedestrian on Parkside Avenue in Ewing. In November 2013, she told prosecutors that although she saw the man at the last moment, she failed to avoid the collision before panicking and fleeing the scene.
New data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed a disturbing trend throughout the United States. Hit-and-run auto accidents and fatalities were on the rise across the country, causing legislators in some states to consider toughening laws against such behavior following a crash.
A drunk driver was taken into custody by Andover Township police on July 12th. The New Jersey man was charged with drunk driving when he allegedly left the scene of an accident which resulted in two flat tires.
A 21-year-old New Jersey man faces multiple charges in relation to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that took place early on the morning of March 17. The incident took place near the Nechanic Inn on Woodfern Road. According to law enforcement officials, a pedestrian approached the man, who was in his pickup truck, with the intention of confronting him about his reckless driving. The driver of the pickup truck then hit the pedestrian with his truck as he was walking away. After striking the pedestrian, the suspect fled southbound. When law enforcement officials arrived at the scene of the auto accident, they found the victim lying in the road. He had a broken hand, a fractured skull and internal injuries. Police discovered the driver near the intersection of Woodfern Road and LeHigh Road. After fleeing the scene, he had struck a guardrail and crashed. Charges filed against the driver include driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious bodily injury.
A hit-and-run accident that killed a woman in Camden County was caused by a driver who legally was not permitted to be behind the wheel of a car, according to authorities. On March 6, authorities released information uncovered after a New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles inquiry that was completed on the suspected driver during the auto accident investigation.The accident occurred on the night of March 3 in Haddon Township on Black Horse Pike when the victim, a 67-year-old woman, was struck and killed. The male driver who struck her fled the scene, but he was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Car accidents happen. That is a reality in today's society, not only in the Somerville area, but throughout the nation. Sometimes they involve not another vehicle, but rather a pedestrian. Whatever the circumstances surrounding an auto accident involving a pedestrian, the failure to stop after the collision makes what is usually already a bad situation, even worse. Sadly, pedestrian hit-and-run accidents occur much more often than most realize.