Prosecutor: Man charged in Jersey City hit-and-run that badly injured bicyclist


A man has been charged in a Jersey City hit-and-run from last summer that badly injured a bicyclist, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Terhune Avenue in Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Joseph Emmons, 33, of Bayonne, is charged with endangering an injured victim, false report to law enforcement authorities, and tampering with physical evidence, Suarez said in a statement.

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

On August 1st, 2022, the Jersey City Police Department was notified of a 64-year-old man at the Jersey City Medical Center who was involved in a hit-and-run incident and suffered serious injuries.

The investigation found that the victim was riding a bicycle at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 24th, 2022 in the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Terhune Avenue in when he was struck by a red Hyundai automobile and projected into a parked vehicle.

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

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