Jersey City man Charged in Fatal Accident that killed 2 Teens in North Bergen-Union City


Eric Patterson a 23-year-old male from Jersey City was arrested this past saturday and charged with killing Bryan Rodriguez 17 and Noel Herrera 16 after driving down Kennedy Boulevard the wrong way and then jumping the curb at 26th St and Kennedy Boulevard.

It was said that Mr Patterson was driving allegedly over 74 miles per hour north on Kennedy Boulevard.

Mr Patterson has been charged with Speeding, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, two counts of death by auto in the second degree and one count of assault by auto non-fatal in the 4th degree.




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  1. Carol Lynn via Fb

    I grew up on Kennedy Blvd. I have never heard of people getting run over while walking on the side walk. This is the second time in the last few years I read. It’s very sad!

  2. MM

    This kid lived on my street growing up, not a bad kid , polite , respectful , but not the sharpest crayon in the box, I would say he was a little slow. This is so sad but i dont understand how someone could speed on the blvd on the wrong side he had to been under the influence or dumber than I oroginally thought. Smh. So sad.

  3. mike

    Good kid I know him personally,just made some bad decisions in life, I hope the judge has leniency on him,because everyone deserves a second chance,it’s very sad that deaths were involved,and my condolences go out to the family’s of those who passed,but the fact of the matter is that accidents happen,had this been a law inforcement officer who had done this while on duty,they would have received a slap on the rist,I’m not justifying Mr . Patterson’s actions,but if God can forgive than why can’t we?

    1. April ramey

      So glad you said that. That young man who killed the two teens didn’t leave his house with intent to kill people. He needs to be punished for sure. He made extremely bad choices driving like that. I have a 22 year old son. This breaks my heart. Sad for everyone involved in this. Not sure this boy should be punished to the highest extent though. Just saying.

    2. JaneDoh57

      Really? Would you feel the same way if you were a friend of the victims, not the idiot driver? I hope the book is thrown at him, maximum sentences, consecutive terms. He hasn’t had a license since 2012 but chose to drive anyway. He deserves a second chance? For what? To drive again and maybe kill more people? Who ever loaned him this vehicle or registered it for him needs to be charged….not necessarily same charges but something with hefty fines and years of license loss. Maybe then they will appreciate the priviledge of driving. LOL if this was a police officer. If this was a police officer, it would be an accident of a licensed driver paid to protect our lives. All these people saying he shouldn’t be punished to the highest extent of the law don’t realize the pain these posts must cause the victims families and loved ones.

  4. Pedro Synikal via Fb

    My lil homie is dead cause of this drunk fuck. I’ll kill him myself. Believe that. NJ Riot? No? I’ll start it up. We are the people. Quote me in the piece of shit Media too. What a piece of shit