The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in the Heights yesterday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department was informed that a pedestrian had been struck at the Griffith Street and Sherman Avenue intersection.

Responding officers found a 36-year-old Jersey City man with serious injuries. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Hit and run vehicle in Jersey City

A preliminary investigation determined a motorist operating a blue and white Toyota C-HR traveled east on Griffith Street, turned left and traveled north on Sherman Avenue, and then turned right on South Street following the collision. The vehicle was last seen on Palisade Avenue in the area of South Street. The vehicle is described as a compact SUV with a white roof.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip here. All information will be kept confidential.

In February, a woman was left in serious condition after being struck on J.F.K. Boulevard.

In May, a man died after being struck by two vehicles on Routes 1 & 9.

In 2019 Jersey City issued a “Vision Zero” Action Plan for having zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2026. The plan identified certain roadways —like Kennedy Boulevard—as part of a “high injury network” along which more than half of the city’s traffic fatalities and/or injuries occur as locations where the city could focus anti-accident strategies such as road re-designs, road bumps, new traffic safety laws and promoting alternative travel options like walking and biking.

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