According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, a Jersey City man was arrested and charged in relation to two Hoboken car accidents which caused one pedestrian to be hospitalized and closed city streets.
On Tuesday, April 16, shortly before 3 p.m., Hoboken Police Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on First and Bloomfield streets in Hoboken.
A black Honda Accord allegedly fled the scene and then allegedly struck a pedestrian in the area of First and Hudson streets.
Multiple parked vehicles were allegedly struck by the Accord before it came to a stop when it allegedly struck a building at 99 Hudson St.
The pedestrian, a 56-year-old male from Brooklyn, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he is being treated for multiple injuries to his lower extremities. He is currently in stable condition.
A second victim, the driver of a vehicle involved in the initial collision at First and Bloomfield streets, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The driver of the Honda Accord, Oscar Moran, age 66, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault by auto and third-degree assault by auto, and driving while intoxicated.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.