UPDATED: Teenage Female Pedestrian Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries Saturday in Jersey City

THIS STORY CONTAINS NEW INFORMATION AS OF 1:45 PM ON SUNDAY                                                                                                                                          Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez tweeted just past 8 o’clock Saturday evening that the  Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department  are investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred yesterday afternoon on Duncan Avenue.  The collision in Jersey City left a teenage, female pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.

The driver has been arrested.

On Sunday afternoon, Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez released additional details pertaining to Saturday’s hit-and-run.  The details are as follows:

On November 27, 2021, shortly after 3:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to an incident in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection with Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. The responding officers discovered a second incident in which a 15-year-old girl was apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Avenue. The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.

During the preliminary investigation, officers discovered that a mid-size sedan struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue. The officers identified the suspected vehicle, found a matching vehicle traveling on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Boris Marroquib Solarzano, age 30, on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she is currently being treated for her injuries. Her injuries are critical and lifethreatening at this time.

The collision is being actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

The above charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6)