Photo Credit: Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning that additional charges have been filed against the driver who fled the scene of an accident in Jersey City on Saturday afternoon which left a fifteen year old, female pedestrian fighting for her life.
Yesterday, at approximately 12:30 pm, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested 30-year old Boris Marroquin Solorzano of Jersey City. Marroquin Solorzano was arrested and taken into custody at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident. He has been charged with one count of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a third- degree crime; one count of Causing Serious Bodily Injury While in Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Being Unlicensed, a fourth-degree crime; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a second-degree crime. Following his arrest, Marroquin Solorzano was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.
The teenage girl, who was struck on Saturday shortly after 3:30 p.m., remains hospitalized in critical condition. The Jersey City Police Department responded to the Saturday incident, which happened in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection of Duncan Avenue. The responding officers discovered a second incident in which the 15-year-old victim was apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Avenue. The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.
The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she remains Tuesday with life threatening injuries.
During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that a 2009 Honda Accord had struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue. Members of the Jersey City Police Department found the suspected vehicle on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Marroquin Solarzano, on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated.
Marroquin Solorzano’s 4-year-old daughter was found to be unrestrained in the rear of the crash vehicle at the time of his arrest on Saturday.
Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Jersey City Police Department with the arrest.
The collision continues to be actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.