Morristown NJ police are investigating a hit-and-run accident and looking for the driver who left the scene.
Last week, Morristown police officers were called to the scene of an alleged hit-and-run. According to authorities, a man was struck while walking in the crosswalk on North Park Place at Washington Street.
47-year-old Parsippany NJ resident Joseph Reo was trying to cross the street when he was hit by a vehicle. After striking Reo, the driver of the vehicle did not stop.
Police said that Reo suffered injuries to his head, shoulders, and ankle. He was taken to the Morristown Medical Center for treatment.
If the suspect is apprehended, he or she is likely to face charges of assault by auto and leaving the scene of an accident.
In New Jersey, assault by auto is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c). As set forth by the statute, assault by auto can be classified as a second, third, or fourth degree crime, depending on the intent of the driver and the severity of the injuries caused.
Morristown police are requesting the public’s assistance in tracking down the driver. Anyone who saw the incident or who has any knowledge of the driver’s whereabouts is asked to call 973-538-2200.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police Looking for Driver After Hit-and-Run Sent Pedestrian to Hospital.“