A 59-year-old Edison man has been charged in a Secaucus hit-and-run that badly injured a pedestrian on Thursday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Som Abrol, 59, of Edison, has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, Suarez said in a statement.
Abrol was arrested yesterday at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus. He was released pending his first court appearance which is tentatively scheduled for February 13th.
On January 26th at approximately 6:40 a.m., the Secaucus Police Department was notified of a pedestrian struck in the area of Paul Amico Way and New County Road.
A Secaucus police lieutenant was in the direct area of the crash and rendered aid to the female pedestrian. The striking vehicle did not remain at the scene.
The victim – later identified as a 49-year-old Jersey City woman – was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she is being treated for her injuries and is in stable condition.
During the initial investigation, the vehicle believed to have been involved in the collision was recovered.
Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Secaucus Police Department with the investigation and arrest.