The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Union City Police Department are investigating a fatal crash in which one pedestrian, a Union City Department of Public Works employee, died on Monday, June 5. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Union City Police Department received notification at approximately 7:36 a.m. that a pedestrian had been struck in the area of Palisade Avenue and 36th Street.
73-year old Fortunato Rojas-Solis of Union City had been struck and police said he had life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15 p.m.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, a preliminary investigation has determined that Rojas-Solis was struck by a Dodge Durango operated by a 16-year-old Union City male. He was working in his DPW capacity when he was struck by the vehicle.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Union City Police Department are actively investigating this case. 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.