Prosecutor: West New York woman charged with hit-and-run that seriously injured pedestrian

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A West New York woman has been charged in a December hit-and-run that seriously injured a 56-year-old pedestrian, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Temilayo Okeowo. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The driver in a December 2019 hit-and-run in West New York that seriously injured a 56-year-old New York City man has been arrested and charged by detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit, Suarez said in a statement.

Temilayo Okeowo, 44, of West New York, has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, a third-degree crime.

Okeowo turned herself in to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with her attorney Friday morning just before 9 a.m.

On Sunday, December 1st, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the West New York Police
Department responded to the area of 66th Street and Boulevard East on a report of an
unconscious man on the ground at that location.

Upon arrival, West New York police officers found that a man had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the collision.

The man has been identified as a 56-year-old from New York City. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated for life-
threatening injuries.

The victim is still recovering from injuries sustained during the incident, authorities said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
West New York Police Department determined that the man was a pedestrian and that he was struck while crossing 66th Street at the intersection of Boulevard East.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Department for the investigation and arrest.