A Jersey City teen was arrested after a 66-year-old man died from the injuries he sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Lincoln Park back in November, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Today, members of my Crash Investigation Unit and Detective Bureau arrested Ansumana Wally, 19, at his home on Belmont Avenue in Jersey City, after charges were upgraded to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death,” Schillari said in a statement.
Wall turned himself into authorities the day after allegedly leaving the scene of a hit-and-run in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park in early November.
The victim of that hit and run, Stanley Mis, 66, of Jersey City succumbed to his injuries today at 8:22 a.m., Schillari said.
Crash investigators say Wally was behind the wheel of a 2002 GMC Envoy on November 1, which jumped a curb and struck Mis, as he walked on the sidewalk of the bridge that connects the East and West sides of Lincoln Park in Jersey City, before fleeing the scene.
Mis was left unconscious and when sheriff’s officers and EMS arrived on scene he was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center and remained in critical condition, officials said.
In December, he was transferred to The Hospice of New Jersey Facility in Wayne where he remained until his death, He never regained consciousness, authorities said.
Sheriff’s officers found Wally’s vehicle on Belmont Avenue on the evening of November 1, and identified Wally as the driver, according to Schillari.
Wally and his passenger, Samir Shaban, were initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury and were both released on bail in November, officials said.
He is currently being held with no bail at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny and is scheduled to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court tomorrow, authorities said.