Prosecutor: 23-year-old motorcyclist killed in North Bergen hit-and-run


A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a North Bergen hit-and-run on Friday evening, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a motorcycle lying in the road in the area of Granton and Liberty Avenues with no apparent operator, Suarez said in a statement.

During the preliminary investigation, responding police officers located an injured male in the area of 76th Street, several blocks from the motorcycle.

The man, later identified as Joshua Huayamave,  23, of North Bergen, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Palisades Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9:40 p.m.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating this case.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential

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  1. I was part of this crash and they make it sound like a motorcycle was found without a rider, but people saw him get hit by the car behind him. People saw his bike disappear under the fender of it and then the car scramble off after a bunch of k-turn-esq zigzags on Granton while I was screaming “SOMEONE GET HIS PLATE! GET HIS LICENSE PLATE”. I say “his but the windows were tinted. Then, a woman asking us to look for the rider under the bike, but I could tell he wasn’t there so I was looking for him in the weeds on the side of the road, and as the cop rolled up we figured he was dragged. Men were terrified at the scene when we realized he was dragged down Tonnelle to wherever he ended up.

    I went to a vigil for him at the site of the accident and handed out flower seeds to friends and family to sprinkle in his memory. People lit candles, offered flowers and balloons, and poured one out for him. He is loved. He wasn’t a found motorcycle without a rider. He was a victim of a witnessed crime.