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Weehawken Crash Leaves Three Seriously Injured, Driver Faces Multiple Charges

A hit-and-run crash in Weehawken involving a Ford F-350 and a Honda CRV left three people seriously injured. The driver, Luis Tubac-Socoy, faces multiple charges, including assault by auto and leaving the scene.

Key Takeaways
  • Three individuals, including two pedestrians, were seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Weehawken.
  • The driver, Luis Tubac-Socoy, initially fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with multiple offenses.
  • The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Weehawken Police Department are investigating the incident.

Serious Crash in Weehawken Leaves Three Severely Injured

On Friday night, July 5, 2024, a hit-and-run crash in Weehawken left three individuals with severe injuries.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue at Port Imperial and Port Imperial Boulevard.

Luis Tubac-Socoy, a 25-year-old man from Passaic, was driving a Ford F-350 when he collided with a Honda CRV.

The impact resulted in one passenger of the Honda, an 80-year-old woman from North Bergen, sustaining serious injuries. Four other occupants of the Honda experienced minor injuries.

Tubac-Socoy’s Escape Attempt and Arrest

After the initial collision, Tubac-Socoy attempted to flee the scene in his truck.

In his attempt to escape, he struck two female pedestrians, a 78-year-old woman from North Bergen and a 70-year-old woman from Florida.

Both women suffered serious injuries and were transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

Following these events, Tubac-Socoy abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.

The police did not detail how he was found, but he was subsequently arrested by the Weehawken Police Department.

Charges Against Tubac-Socoy and Ongoing Investigation

Luis Tubac-Socoy has been charged with multiple offenses, including three counts of assault by auto, two counts of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury, and one count of aggravated assault.

He has also been issued several motor vehicle summonses.

These charges are accusations, and Tubac-Socoy is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Weehawken Police Department for their swift arrest of Tubac-Socoy.

Tubac-Socoy Faces Multiple Charges After Incident

The Weehawken community has expressed concern over the safety of pedestrians and drivers in the area.

This incident has prompted discussions on implementing additional safety measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Local authorities are reviewing traffic patterns and considering enhanced signage and pedestrian crossings to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

The investigation into the crash continues as authorities work to piece together the events leading up to and following the collision. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office encourages anyone with information about the incident to come forward to assist with the investigation.