HCPO and Jersey City police investigating hit-and-run that badly injured bicyclist, 63


The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run that badly injured a cyclist, 63, late last month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On July 24th, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Terhune Avenue on reports of a collision, Suarez said in a statement.

Responding officers located a 63-year-old male victim with multiple injuries that were initially determined to be non-life threatening.

The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he currently remains with injuries that are considered life threatening at this time.

A preliminary investigation by the Jersey City Police Department revealed the victim was riding a bicycle southbound on JFK Boulevard when he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle — possibly a maroon colored sedan.

Following the collision, the driver did not stop, continuing to travel southbound on JFK Boulevard and it was later determined that a parked vehicle was also struck during the collision.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, who were notified of the incident yesterday, and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

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