Prosecutor: 66-year-old Jersey City man charged with DWI in Hoboken hit-and-run

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A 66-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for a mid-day hit-and-run in Hoboken yesterday that left a 56-year-old Brooklyn man hospitalized, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Photo courtesy of 2nd Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday shortly before 3:00 p.m., Hoboken police officers responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 1st and Bloomfield Streets in Hoboken. A black Honda Accord fled the scene and then struck a pedestrian in the area of 1st and Hudson Streets, Suarez said in a statement.

Multiple parked vehicles were struck by the Accord before it came to a stop when it struck a building at 99 Hudson St., authorities said.

The pedestrian, a 56-year-old male from Brooklyn, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he is being treated for multiple injuries to his lower extremities. He is currently in stable condition, officials said.

A second victim, the driver of a vehicle involved in the initial collision at 1st and Bloomfield streets, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The driver of the Honda Accord, Oscar Moran, 66, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged
with second-degree assault by auto, third-degree assault by auto driving while intoxicated, police said.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

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