Police Searching for Driver Who Hit and Killed Pedestrian in Newark, New Jersey

Newark NJ Hit and Run Accident LawyersNewark New Jersey police are looking for a driver who allegedly left the scene after hitting and killing a pedestrian.

According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect struck the 62-year-old victim on the 600 block of Doremus Avenue in Newark, NJ.

After the accident, the driver of the car fled the scene.

The victim, who lives in the Bronx in New York, was headed to Newark Energy Center to work the night shift.

The victim was immediately transported to nearby Newark Beth Israel Hospital. Unfortunately, doctors were not able to save him; he was pronounced dead a little over an hour after being hit.

The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are actively investigating the hit-and-run accident. However, investigators have yet to determine the driver of the vehicle.

If authorities are eventually able to identify and locate the suspect, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5(a), death by auto is a form of criminal homicide and can potentially result in a sentence of up to 20 years in NJ State Prison.

Moreover, the suspect could be subject to an additional 6 months in jail and a 1-year suspension of driving privileges for leaving the scene of an accident.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has asked that anyone who has information about the accident or the driver please call the Essex County anonymous tip line at 877-TIPS-4-EC.

For more information about this case, go to the article entitled “NYC Man Killed in Hit-and-Run While Walking to Work in Newark, Authorities Say.”

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