Contact Us
Fort Lee Daily Voice serves Fort Lee, Leonia & Palisades Park

Menu

Fort Lee Daily Voice serves Fort Lee, Leonia & Palisades Park

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Bergen County Employee Apparently Commits Suicide At Van Saun Park
DV Pilot police & fire

Fort Lee Motorist, 83, Fled After Hitting Pedestrian, Authorities Charge

Hans Jochimsen
Hans Jochimsen Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

FORT LEE, N.J. – An 83-year-old Fort Lee motorist took off after hitting a pedestrian, authorities charged.

Hans Jochimsen was arrested after detectives determined that his 1992 Toyota Camry struck 57-year-old Byron Murphy of New York as Murphy crossed Lemoine Avenue just after 6 a.m. Sunday, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

Murphy remained in critical but stable condition at Hackensack University Medical Center, Grewal said.

Jochimsen, who lives on Linwood Avenue, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury and released pending a March 3 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, the prosecutor said.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and Fort Lee police, Grewal said.

Welcome to

Fort Lee Daily Voice!

Serves Fort Lee, Leonia & Palisades Park

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.