Prosecutor: Man dies after being struck by two vehicles, one driven by off-duty cop, in Jersey City

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A man died after being struck by two different vehicles, with one driven by an off-duty cop, on Route 440 in Jersey City on Monday evening, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Monday at approximately 9:20 p.m., a Jersey City police officer stopped to investigate an object in the road on northbound Route 440 near Kellogg Street, Suarez said in a statement.

The officer found a male lying in the roadway at that location as well as two vehicles that had stopped nearby. The male, who has not been identified at this time, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center.

He was pronounced dead at approximately 10:05 p.m. and the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, authorities said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department determined that the male was a pedestrian and that he was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Trax operated by a female driver who remained at the scene.

Furthermore, the preliminary investigation also determined that the pedestrian was struck a second time by a 2018 Toyota 4Runner operated by a male driver who remained at the scene and attempted to render aid to the pedestrian.

The second driver has been identified as an off-duty Jersey City police officer, whose identity has not been revealed at this time.

The events surrounding the collision remain under investigation and no summonses have been issued at this time, officials said.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

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

All information will be kept confidential.

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