HCPO seeking the public’s help to locate driver charged in Jersey City hit-and-run

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help to locate a driver charged in a Jersey City hit-and-run that seriously injured a 26-year-old woman on New Year’s Day.

Asim Murrell. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Asim Murrell, 42, of Jersey City, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident
causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree crime, and causing serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended license, a fourth-degree crime, County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

On Friday, January 1st, just after 1 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Ocean and Warner Avenues on reports of a pedestrian struck and located the victim who had sustained serious injuries.

The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was treated for multiple, serious injuries.

According to the initial investigation, the victim was in the northbound lane of Ocean Avenue approaching a parked vehicle when she was struck by a black Cadillac Escalade that was traveling north on Ocean Avenue.

The striking vehicle fled the scene continuing northbound on Ocean Avenue.

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

All information will be kept confidential.