The 50-year old man who was fatally struck in a Bayonne hit & run accident on Thursday night has been identified. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information on Friday afternoon:
HUDSON COUNTY REGIONAL COLLISION INVESTIGATION UNIT INVESTIGATING BAYONNE HIT AND RUN THAT KILLED 50-YEAR-OLD MAN
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a hit and run incident in which a 50-year-old man was fatally struck on Avenue C in the area of 25th Street in Bayonne Thursday night.
Members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area, at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, on reports of a pedestrian struck with life-threatening injuries. The victim, a 50-year-old Jersey City man, later identified as John Hagans, was pronounced deceased at 10:41 p.m. at the scene.
According to the initial investigation, the victim was attempting to cross Avenue C when he was struck by a dark-colored vehicle that was traveling southbound on Avenue C. The driver fled the scene. Moments later, a NJ Transit bus ran over the victim who was already on the ground at the time and notified police.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this incident. 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.