Authorities seeking public’s help to identify driver involved in West New York hit-and-run

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The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify a driver involved in a West New York hit-and-run over the weekend.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Sunday at approximately 4:40 p.m., the West New York policeĀ  responded to the area of 66th Street and Boulevard East on a report of an unconscious man on the ground, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, West New York Police Officers found that a man had been struck by a
vehicle that left the scene of the collision.

The man has been identified as a 56-year-old from New York City. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. The man remains in critical condition, officials said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department determined that the man was a pedestrian who was struck while crossing 66th Street at the intersection of Boulevard East.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Investigators are currently asking that anyone with information about the collision to please contact the Regional Collision Investigation Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutorā€™s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.