Police: Secaucus police arrest hit-and-run suspect who struck another driver’s vehicle


The Secaucus Police Department has located and arrested a hit-and-run suspect who caused minor injuries when he struck another driver’s vehicle, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On January 3rd, Secaucus police responded to the intersection of Paterson Plank Road and County Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle crash where one of the involved vehicles fled the scene, Miller said in a statement.

The crash resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the other vehicle. Moments later, Secaucus PD were called to the 800th block of 8th Street on a report of another motor vehicle crash into a fence and pole where the vehicle fled the scene.

Vehicle parts left at both crash scenes and witness statements revealed it to be from the
same vehicle.

Secaucus Police Traffic Bureau Officers, under the leadership of Lt. Martin Moreda, conducted an accident investigation of both collisions and determined the same vehicle to be involved. Within 48 hours, they identified the vehicle and owner.

Then yesterday, Amanda Hernandez, 24, of Jersey City, NJ was apprehended and charged with assault by auto, hindering apprehension, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license.

The Secaucus Police Department would like to thank the members of the Jersey City Police
Department and the Human Services Police Department for their assistance, noted Miller.

“The Secaucus Police Department is committed to solving hit-and-run crashes resulting in injuries to innocent motorists,” Miller added.

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