UPDATED: Authorities probing Jersey City hit-and-run where teenage pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries


Authorities are probing a Jersey City hit-and-run where a teenage pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries yesterday afternoon.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The HC Regional Collision Investigation Unit & JCPD are investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred this afternoon on Duncan Ave in Jersey City in which a teenage female pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries,” the HCPO tweeted last night.

“The driver has been arrested. More info to follow.”

At 1:28 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

Yesterday, shortly after 3:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to an incident in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection with Duncan Avenue, Suarez said in a statement.

The responding officers discovered a second incident in which a 15-year-old girl was
apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Ave.

The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.

During the preliminary investigation, officers discovered that a mid-size sedan struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue.

The officers identified the suspected vehicle, found a matching vehicle traveling on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Boris Marroquin Solarzano, 30, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she is currently being treated for her injuries.

Her injuries are critical and life threatening at this time.

The collision is being actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City 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 website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

This is the fourth serious car crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on the West Side since November 17th, the first being when 83-year-old Judith Baller-Fabian was on her way to temple before being hit.

She never regained consciousness and eventually succumbed to her injuries.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.

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