A 33-year-old Jersey City man is in the hospital after being hit while riding an electric scooter Downtown.
According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, on Thursday the man was struck by a light-colored car as it made a right turn from Brunswick Street onto Christopher Columbus Drive. The driver did not stop.
Police found the injured victim at the scene when they responded at approximately 9:55 a.m.
The victim was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries, which are non-life-threatening. He is currently in stable condition.
The crash represents at least the ninth hit-and-run this year. On March 5, a pedestrian was killed in the area of Stegman Avenue and Garfield Avenue after being struck by a driver who left the scene.
Colin DeVries of Safe Streets Jersey City termed crashes involving pedestrians an “epidemic.”
Reducing traffic fatalities has been a priority of both the Fulop administration and local advocacy groups like Safe Streets Jersey City and Bike JC. In 2018, Jersey City became the first city in New Jersey to adopt Vision Zero, the international traffic safety framework that set a goal of zero traffic fatalities. In 2022, Jersey City logged zero traffic deaths.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.