Sheriff: North Bergen woman in critical condition after being hit by car in Braddock Park

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A 62-year-old North Bergen woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car in James J. Braddock Park this morning, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of a woman struck by a car in James J. Braddock,” Schillari said in a statement.

The crash occurred on John F. Kennedy Boulevard East at the entrance of the Bruin Stadium Parking lot. The pedestrian, Yeoun An, 62, of North Bergen, was crossing the street when she was struck, authorities said.

The vehicle that struck the woman remained at the scene and the driver, Melone Smith, 61, of Paterson, is cooperating with the sheriff’s office, officials said.

The victim was transported by North Bergen EMS and Jersey City EMS Paramedics to the Jersey City Medical Center where she remains critical with life threatening injuries, police said.

The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and the Hudson County Prosecutors Regional Fatal Collision Unit responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the incident can call the Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit at 201-915-1300 ext: 7050 to speak with an investigator.