FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Monday, February 12, 2024
COLLISION UNIT INVESTIGATING CRASH THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED MOPED OPERATOR
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a crash that seriously injured a moped operator in Kearny on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
Shortly after 10:15 p.m., the Kearny Police Department was notified that a moped operator was struck by a cargo van in the area of Harrison Avenue and Bergen Avenue. Upon arrival, responding officers located the individual, later identified as a 67-year-old North Arlington man, with life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle did not remain at the scene and was later recovered not far from the collision scene. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to University Hospital in Newark and transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department are actively investigating this matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.