Prosecutor: Drunk driver who badly injured pedestrian, 15, in Jersey City hit-and-run facing new charges

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An alleged drunk driver who badly injured a 15-year-old pedestrian in a Jersey City hit-and-run on Saturday is facing new charges, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Boris Marroquin Solorzano. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Boris Marroquin Solorzano, 30, of Jersey City, on additional charges regarding Saturday afternoon’s vehicular collision in which he struck a 15-year-old female pedestrian causing serious injuries.

Marroquin Solorzano was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident.

He has been charged with one count of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of causing serious bodily injury while in operation of a motor vehicle and being unlicensed, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Following his arrest, Marroquin Solorzano was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first appearance.

On November 27th, shortly after 3:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to an incident in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection with Duncan Avenue.

The responding officers discovered a second incident in which the 15-year-old victim was apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Ave. The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.

The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she is currently being treated for her injuries. Her injuries continue to be critical and life-threatening.

During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that a 2009 Honda Accord had struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue. Members of the JCPD found the suspected vehicle on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Marroquin Solarzano, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Additionally, Marroquin Solorzano’s four-year-old daughter was found to be unrestrained in the back of the crash vehicle at the time of his arrest on Saturday.

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

The collision continues to be actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.