A pedestrian was seriously injured early this morning after being struck Downtown by a car that fled from the scene of the crash.

The incident would mark the 10th reported hit-and-run crash this year. In March, a 33-year-old Jersey City man was sent to the hospital after being hit while riding an electric scooter Downtown.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the crash occurred at approximately 12 midnight in the area of Newark Avenue and Coles Street.

The 35-year-old Jersey City man was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he is currently in critical but stable condition. 

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the incident.

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.

Authorities are asking anyone with information 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. 

Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D....