A Bayonne man was charged with striking a pedestrian twice, the second time while attempting to flee the scene only to be caught a short distance later, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Andrew Fouad, 25, of Bayonne, was charged with assault by auto and endangering an injured person, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Fouad was taken into custody yesterday at about 3:21 p.m. from the area of West 55th Street. Officers responded to the area of 24th Street and Broadway on a report of a pedestrian struck.
Upon arrival, the officers met with the 20-year-old victim, who stated that he was struck by a vehicle. The victim said that after the crash, the driver, later identified as Fouad, exited his vehicle after observing Fouad attempting to flee the scene.
While standing in front of the car in an attempt to stop him from driving off, Fouad accelerated and struck the victim again. Officers shortly later observed him driving in the area of West 55th Street ,where a motor vehicle stop was conducted.
The ensuing investigation resulted in Fouad being taken into custody after being positively identified as the actor of the assault. As a result of the assault, the victim suffered injuries to his right leg, fingers and complaints of pain to his head, neck, and chest, police said.