Prosecutor: Bayonne man charged in Jersey City Heights hit-and-run from March


A Bayonne man has been charged in a Jersey City Heights hit-and-run from March where a 31-year-old woman female pedestrian was badly injured, authorities said.

Magdy Botros. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Today at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Magdy Botros, 51, of Bayonne for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.

The arrest followed an investigation into a March 24, 2021 hit-and-run incident in which he struck a female pedestrian causing serious injuries.

Botros was arrested at the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor in Jersey City without incident after he surrendered to detectives. He has been charged with one count of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury.

Following his arrest, Botros was released on a summons complaint and his first appearance is scheduled in Central Judicial Processing Court on October 28th.

On March 24, 2021, shortly after 9:10 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department
responded to the area of Palisade Avenue just south of Bowers Street in Jersey City on reports of a pedestrian struck with serious injuries.

Upon arrival, responding officers found a 31-year-old Jersey City woman who was struck and seriously injured while crossing Palisade Avenue. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries.

The driver who struck the woman fled the scene.

The investigation identified the vehicle involved in the incident as a 2014 Toyota Camry which was operated at the time by Botros. He is also the registered owner of the vehicle.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with the
investigation and arrest and the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.

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