Police: 89-year-old woman dies from injuries after being hit by car in Hoboken


An 89-year-old woman has died from head trauma and other injuries sustained by getting hit by a car while crossing the street in Hoboken on Friday and the driver has been charged with death by auto, according to Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

According to a press release, the 89-year-old woman was crossing the street east on Fifth Street from Washington Street at 11:19 a.m. on Thursday, when a car traveling east on Fifth Street turned left onto Washington Street hit the woman while she was in the crosswalk.

The driver, who Ferrante said he could not identify today since the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office have taken over the case in light of the death by auto charge, stopped and assisted the woman until police arrived – claiming he did not see the woman in the crosswalk.

Additionally, the driver was initially issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian and the woman was being treated at the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, the initial release said.

Ferrante told Hudson County View this afternoon that the woman passed away from her injuries on Friday evening and her funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday.

Furthermore, Ferrante added that the Hudson County Sheriff’s and Hoboken Police Department’s Traffic Bureaus did a scene reconstruction of the incident yesterday at 7:30 a.m.

Officials from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office were not immediately available on Sunday afternoon.


  1. It is so sad but I can’t say that I’m surprised, my son was a victim of a hit and run in Hoboken and is still suffering from his injuries 6 years later. Speed and lack of patience is always a problem as in sure was the case here.

  2. Very sad indeed,is not the first will not be the last.A yield to pedestrians law is a joke.Drivers more often than not ,go through red lights and stop signs.Crossing is a Russian Roulette,especially 5th and Hudson by the park,where numerous children cross.A push button light should be in place.Expecting a courteous yield from rude impatient drivers 90per of them,is expecting Hell to freeze over.RIP sweet lady.

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