SUV kills woman outside Palisades Medical Center

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NORTH BERGEN — An SUV jumped a curb and struck a nursing assistant outside North Bergen’s Palisades Medical Center Tuesday morning, killing her, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. She was standing at a bus stop there, reports said.
The incident happened at 6:30 a.m.., the office said. The office said that the driver allegedly abandoned the vehicle and fled.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, North Bergen Police Department, and Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor were investigating.
Officials closed River Road shortly after the incident due to the investigation, according to a Tweet from the North Bergen Police Department.
Reports said the victim, Luisa Valdez, 59, had lived in North Bergen and had moved to Bayonne.
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