UPDATED: Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigating fatal Bayonne hit-and-run


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal Bayonne hit-and-run that occurred late last night, the law enforcement agency tweeted.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run at 25th Street and Avenue C in Bayonne that occurred last night just before 10:30pm killing a 50-year-old man. More info to follow,” their tweet said.

At 12:55 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. yesterday, Bayonne police responded to reports of a pedestrian struck with life-threatening injuries at the aforementioned area.

The victim, a 50-year-old Jersey City man, later identified as John Hagans, was pronounced
dead at the scene at 10:41 p.m.

According to the initial investigation, the victim was attempting to cross Avenue C when he was struck by a dark-colored vehicle that was traveling southbound on Avenue C. The driver fled the scene.

Moments later, a NJ Transit bus ran over the victim who was already on the ground at the time and notified police.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with information 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.

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