Woman dies after hit-and-run crash near Garfield home


Date Published: 2023/01/09

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A 51-year-old woman died Tuesday, January 3, after being hit and dragged by a vehicle near her residence in Garfield, according to Daily Voice.

The fatal incident occurred in the area of Outwater Lane and Alaska Street, just before 9:00 p.m.

Authorities said the woman was crossing the street in front of the house when she was struck and dragged for about 50 feet by a driver in a dark-colored vehicle traveling eastbound. Moments later, the vehicle fled the scene.

First responders applied life-saving measures to the victim before rushing her to Hackensack University Medical Center. Officials confirmed she was later pronounced deceased.

At this time, detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit continue to search for the fleeing driver.

Anyone with information on the involved car or driver is urged to contact the Garfield Police Department at (973) 478-8500. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office can also be reached at (201) 646-2300. Calls to both agencies will remain confidential.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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