Prosecutor: Man charged in Feb. hit-and-run in Kearny that injured 2 pedestrians


A man has been charged for a February hit-and-run in Kearny that injured two female pedestrians, ages 57 and 77, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ivo DaSilva-Oliveira, 24, of Elizabeth, is charged with knowingly leaving the scene of motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury, two counts of endangering an injured person, and causing injury as an unlicensed driver, Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and released pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2023.

On Sunday, February 19th, shortly after 6 p.m., the Kearny Police Department was notified that two pedestrians were struck in the area of Belgrove Drive and Wilkinson Terrace.

Responding officers located two female victims, ages 57 and 77, both of Kearny, at the intersection. The striking vehicle did not remain at the scene. Both victims were transported by Emergency Medical Services to University Hospital for treatment.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department with the investigation and arrest.

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