Three injured in hit-and-run
Published: Monday, October 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 19:04
Newark police arrested a man after a hit-and-run Saturday left one person in serious but stable condition and two others with minor injuries.
According to a press release issued by Lt. Mark A. Farrall of Newark Police Department, 46-year-old Newark resident Errol Johnson was driving under the influence of alcohol on East Cleveland Avenue at around 12:15 a.m. when he struck a pedestrian.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed that the 21-year-old female pedestrian was walking in the roadway just off of the curb line when she was struck by a westbound 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck operated by Johnson,” Farrall said.
She was taken to Christiana Hospital with head and internal injuries, while the other two people, both 19-year-old females, were hit by debris, Farrall said. One of the individuals, who is from Irvington, N.Y., suffered a cut to the back of her head and received medical care at Christiana Hospital. The other female, from Northport, N.Y., had a slight leg injury and turned down treatment, he said.
Both of the 19-year-olds are university students, Farrall said.
The 21-year-old, who is from Morristown, N.J., does not attend the university.
Farrall said Johnson did not stop after the accident, but eyewitnesses reported his license plate number. Police officers then tracked it to Johnson’s house. His car was found sitting in the driveway, with Johnson inside. Police arrested him without incident.
Johnson posted the $600 secured bail that day and was released from custody. He has been charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an injury collision.
The Newark Police Department is currently investigating. According to Farrall, individuals with information should speak to the Newark police.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is encouraged to contact Corporal Wayne Aston at (302) 366-7110 ext. 414 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available.