Pedestrian killed near Communipaw Avenue

first_imgJERSEY CITY – A car being pursued by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department struck and killed a pedestrian near the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard between Communipaw at about 5 a.m. on Jan. 23.The sports-utility vehicle (SUV) being pursued jumped the curb and struck Umar King standing at the bus stop before crashing into another car.Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, which is investigating the incident, reported that the SUV had allegedly been traveling at a high rate of speed and had run a number of traffic lights before hitting the victim.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said police orders for the vehicle to stop allegedly went unheeded.A 16-year old boy inside the SUV was treated at Jersey City Medical Center and is currently being held by the police. Two other teens, who allegedly ran away from the vehicle, are being sought.The SUV was reported stolen in Jersey City on Jan. 19Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s website. All information will be kept confidential.last_img

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