A Philadelphia man was recently arrested and charged with a crime for allegedly causing a fatal hit-and-run crash in Riverdale, NJ.
The suspect is a 53-year-old man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He reportedly works as a dump truck driver. According to officials, the suspect was driving a truck along the Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale when he struck a bicyclist.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly drove off. Police investigated and managed to find the suspect at the Riverdale Quarry.
Meanwhile, paramedics transported the accident victim to an area hospital. The victim was later pronounced dead at the medical facility. He was 50 years old.
Riverdale NJ police spoke to the suspect about the hit-and-run accident. The suspect reportedly said that he was not involved in the accident.
Morris County prosecutors determined that that was enough evidence to charge the suspect in connection with the fatal crash. The suspect now faces criminal charges for leaving the scene of a fatal accident and hindering apprehension.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Dump Truck Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Bicyclist.”