Sheriff: Jersey City’s Lincoln Park hit-and-run suspect turns himself into authorities

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A 19-year-old Jersey City resident has turned himself into the authorities after leaving the scene of an accident where he struck a pedestrian with his car in Lincoln Park yesterday, police said. 

Hudson County Sheriff's car

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ansuwana Wall, 19, of Jersey City, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and he turned himself into the custody of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at 10 p.m. yesterday, according to Sheriff Frank Schillari.

Yesterday morning, a 65-year-old pedestrian, also of Jersey City, was hit by a dark green 2003 GMC Envoy as he was walking on the bridge that goes over Route 1 & 9 at Lincoln Park, officials said.

The victim needed to receive CPR from Jersey City EMS on the scene and was transported by them to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he remains in very critical condition, authorities said.

During an intense manhunt, a Hudson County Sheriff’s patrol officer found the suspected vehicle parked on Belmont Avenue near Bergen Avenue, with damage to the windshield and passenger side, police said.

The victim remains in very critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center as of this afternoon, officials said.