The passenger in an Infinity G37 that collided with a tractor trailer in North Bergen last week has died from his injuries, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On Thursday, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department received a report of a collision on Westside Avenue, Suarez began in a statement.
Upon arrival, responding officers found that an Infiniti G37 had collided with a tractor trailer truck.
The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit and North Bergen police determined that the Infiniti was travelling north on Westside Avenue
when the collision occurred, authorities said.
The tractor trailer was apparently pulling out of the driveway of 4700 Westside Ave., a car dealership, and about to make a turn onto Westside Avenue when it was struck by the Infiniti, officials said.
Both the driver and the passenger of the Infiniti were treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services before being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where they were initially listed in critical condition, police said.
The passenger, William David, 36, of North Bergen, was pronounced dead at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Sunday while at the Hackensack University Medical Center. The driver, Daniel Rodriquez, 18, of North Bergen remains in critical condition at the same hospital, authorities said.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured as a result of the collision and remained at the scene while members of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit and the NBPD conducted their investigation.
The Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit is actively investigating this case with
assistance from the NBPD. No charges have been filed at this time.
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.