Authorities probing North Bergen hit-and-run that left grandmother, grandson in critical condition

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Authorities are probing a North Bergen hit-and-run that left a 56-year-old grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson in critical condition.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

This morning, shortly after 12:00 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded
to the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 46th Street on reports of a single vehicle striking
multiple pedestrians.

Upon arrival, responding officers found two individuals with life-threatening injuries. The vehicle that struck them had left the scene.

During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, and the North Bergen Police Department, it was discovered that a mid-size sedan struck a 56-year-old woman and her 3-year-old grandson, both from Queens, New York, while they were crossing the street at that intersection.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver who fled the scene.

The two victims of the collision were transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where they are currently being treated for their injuries. Both of the victim’s 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 North Bergen 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 Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.