A 63-year-old Elizabeth man was badly injured in a Jersey City hit-and-run early this morning and no arrests have been made at this time, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
This morning at approximately 4:56 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of West Side and Roosevelt Avenues on reports of a crash, Suarez said in a statement.
Responding officers found the driver of a Toyota RAV4, later identified as a 63-year-old Elizabeth man, with serious injuries. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit determined the Toyota RAV4 was traveling east on Roosevelt Avenue when the vehicle collided with a gray Chevrolet Camaro that was traveling north of West Side Avenue.
The driver of the Chevrolet Camaro fled on foot following the collision and investigators determined the car had been stolen moments before the crash.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this incident. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.