The driver was already in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident after striking a female, senior citizen in Jersey City on Wednesday night. Now that driver, who has not been apprehended, is facing much more serious charges. The pedestrian struck died on Thursday.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information on Friday:
The female pedestrian who was struck in a hit-and-run collision on Wednesday night in Jersey City has died. Judith Baller Fabian, age 83, of Jersey City was struck while crossing John F. Kennedy Boulevard. She was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on November 18, 2021 at approximately 6:00 p.m. The cause and manner of death is under investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at approximately 7:20 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard near Harrison Avenue in Jersey City on reports of a pedestrian struck with serious injuries. Upon arrival, responding officers found a female victim with serious bodily injuries. The driver who struck the woman fled the scene in a red/maroon sedan. The events surrounding the crash remain under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
No charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201- 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.