TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR DENNIS CALO
DATE: JANUARY 25, 2018
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the investigation into a hit and run accident that occurred at approximately 6:05 p.m. on January 22, 2018 near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Road A in Carlstadt, N.J. The victim was crossing Washington Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound on Washington Avenue. This investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Carlstadt Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Nielson.
The victim suffered serious injuries that required surgery. She is currently listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital. The subsequent investigation revealed the striking vehicle to be a Nissan Murano, model years 2003 to 2007. The vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side headlight area, fog light area, and hood. Witnesses stated the vehicle swerved after it struck the victim and continued northbound without stopping.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information from anyone who was in the area of Washington Avenue in Carlstadt at the time of the crash. Anyone with information should contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-226-5631. All information will be kept confidential.