62-year-old woman struck on Braddock Park is in critical condition



NORTH BERGEN, NJ –  Statement from Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari regarding a pedestrian struck in James J. Braddock Park today.

“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 – North Hudson County Park.

The crash occurred on Blvd East at the Entrance of the Bruin Stadium Parking lot.  The pedestrian, Yeoun O. An, 62 of North Bergen, was crossing the street when she was struck. 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. The victim was transported by North Bergen EMS and Jersey City EMS Paramedics to the Jersey City Medical Center where she remains with Critical Life threatening Injuries.

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, anyone who may have witnessed the crash can call the Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit at 201-915-1300 Ext:7050 to speak with an investigator.”