Pedestrian struck in Braddock Park in critical condition


NORTH BERGEN – According to Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari a pedestrian struck by a car in James J. Braddock Park on Monday is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of a woman struck by a car in James J. Braddock – North Hudson County Park,” Schillari said in a statement.

“The crash occurred on Boulevard East at the entrance of the Bruin Stadium Parking lot. The pedestrian, Yeoun O. An, 62, of North Bergen, was crossing the street when she was struck.

“The vehicle that struck the woman remained at the scene and the driver, a 61-year-old Paterson resident, is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported by North Bergen EMS and Jersey City EMS Paramedics to the Jersey City Medical Center where she remains with Critical Life threatening Injuries.

“The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and the Hudson County Prosecutors Regional Fatal Collision Unit responded to the scene. The crash remains under investigation, anyone who may have witnessed the crash can call the sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit at (201) 915-1300 Ext.7050 to speak with an investigator.”