Morristown New Jersey police are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian.
Last week, Morristown police officers responded to a report of an injured man in the street.
According to police, 47-year-old Parsippany NJ resident Joseph Reo was struck while walking in the crosswalk on North Park Place at Washington Street. Reo was trying to cross the street when he was hit by a vehicle. After striking Reo, the driver of the vehicle continued to drive away.
Reo suffered injuries to his head, shoulders, and ankle. After police arrived on the scene, Reo was taken to the Morristown Medical Center for treatment.
If the suspect in this case is caught, he or she could face charges of assault by auto and leaving the scene of an accident.
In New Jersey, assault by auto is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c). The statute stipulates that assault by auto may be classified as a second, third, or fourth degree crime, depending on the circumstances.
Morristown police have asked that anyone who saw the incident or who has any knowledge of the driver’s whereabouts call 973-538-2200.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police Looking for Driver After Hit-and-Run Sent Pedestrian to Hospital.“
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