JERSEY CITY, NJ – Statement from Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari on the arrest of the runaway passenger involved in a motor vehicle hit and run accident on Boulevard East in North Bergen.
21 year old, Guttenberg resident, Wilver Orellana, was located in a family residence and charged, after he fled the scene of the accident, leaving the victim lying on the street, helpless. This comes after the driver, Diana Smith, was located earlier this week and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, as well as driving while unlicensed.
The 47 year old female victim was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center after having suffered serious bodily injury. During their investigation, Detectives were able to identify the driver, Diana Smith, who admitted to being the driver of the Black Honda Civic which caused injuries to the victim. They were also able to identify the passenger, as Wilver Orellana, through video surveillance and statements made by Ms. Smith.