UPDATE – 62-year-old man killed by Hit and Run Driver in Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez issued the following press release on Wednesday afternoon concerning the early morning hit & run accident which killed a pedestrian near Christ Hospital in Jersey City:

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The victim, a 62 year old man, was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital. Investigators said the vehicle is described at this time only as a dark-colored wagon, similar to a Subaru Outback. The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is 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:

All information will be kept confidential.


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