Sheriff: North Bergen woman hit by car in Braddock park dies from her injuries

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A North Bergen woman hit by a car in James J. Braddock Park last month died from the injuries she sustained in the accident, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The woman who was struck by a car on October 2, 2018 on Blvd East inside James J. Braddock Park has died,” Schillari said in a statement.

Yeoun O. An, 62, of North Bergen passed away at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 29 at the Jersey City Medical Center. She was rushed to the Jersey City Medical Center on October 2 with critical injuries, but she never regained consciousness due to severe head trauma, authorities said.

The crash occurred on John F. Kennedy Boulevard East at the Entrance to the Bruin Stadium Parking lot, inside James J. Braddock Park. An was crossing the street when she was struck, police said.

Hudson County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators determined that she was in the crosswalk when she was hit.

The driver of the car that struck her, Melone Smith, 61, of Paterson, remained at the scene and cooperated with the Sheriff’s Investigation and was issued summonses for speeding and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, officials said.

Schillari added that the accident is no longer under investigation.