Police: Man arrested in Hoboken, several blocks shut down, after pedestrian struck


A man was arrested in Hoboken after he allegedly struck a pedestrian while fleeing the scene, leading to several city blocks being shut down, police said.

Photo courtesy of 2nd Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Just before 3:00 p.m., car struck another vehicle near the intersection on 1st & Bloomfield Street and then a black Honda Accord fled the scene traveling east on 1st Street, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

Upon reaching Washington Street, the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and continued to travel east on First Street, striking a pedestrian near the south west corner of 1st & Hudson Streets, authorities said.

The vehicle came to a stop when it struck a building at 99 Hudson St. The two individuals on 1st & Bloomfield Street were not injured. The pedestrian was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center with multiple injuries and the driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest, officials said.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Unit is currently on scene to investigate the accident.

Any further information including charges the driver faces will be released by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Cruz said.

Additionally, the City of Hoboken’s Twitter page indicated that Hudson Street from Newark Avenue and 2nd Street, as well as 1st Street up until the intersection of Washington and River Streets will be closed as authorities conduct an investigation into the crash.


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

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