51-year-old victim from October 16th West New York hit-and-run succumbs to injuries

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The 51-year-old victim from an October 16th West New York hit-and-run succumbed to his injuries this week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Acxel Rubeni Pablo Ajguejay, 51, was pronounced dead just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Jersey City Medical Center.

On October 16th, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 58th Street and Boulevard East on a report of a single vehicle striking a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, responding officers found one pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle had left the scene.

During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department, it was discovered that a mid-size sedan struck a male victim while he was crossing Boulevard East near 58th Street.

The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The collision is being actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the HCPO’s official website
at: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.