Three people injured, driver charged
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Three people injured, driver charged

Three people injured, driver charged

A car crash in Weehawken involving a Ford F-350 and a Honda CRV left three people seriously injured. The driver, Luis Tubac-Socoy, faces multiple charges, including assault by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Key conclusions

  • Three people, including two pedestrians, were seriously injured in a car crash in Weehawken.
  • The driver, Luis Tubac-Socoy, initially fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with numerous offences.
  • The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Weehawken police are investigating the incident.

Serious crash in Weehawken leaves three seriously injured

On Friday evening, July 5, 2024, in Weehawken, there was a hit-and-run accident that left three people seriously injured.

According to Hudson County District Attorney Esther Suarez, the incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue at Port Imperial and Port Imperial Boulevard.

Luis Tubac-Socoy, a 25-year-old man from Passaic, was driving a Ford F-350 when he collided with a Honda CRV.

As a result of the collision, one of the passengers in the Honda, an 80-year-old woman from North Bergen, suffered serious injuries. Four other passengers in the Honda suffered minor injuries.

Attempted escape and arrest of Tubac-Socoya

After the first collision, Tubac-Socoy tried to flee the scene in his truck.

While trying to flee, he struck two female pedestrians: a 78-year-old woman from North Bergen and a 70-year-old woman from Florida.

Both women suffered serious injuries and were transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

After these events, Tubac-Socoy abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.

Police did not provide details on how the man was found, but he was soon arrested by Weehawken police.

Charges Against Tubac-Socoy and Ongoing Investigation

Luis Tubac-Socoy has been charged with multiple offenses, including three counts of vehicular assault, two counts of leaving the scene of a car accident resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault.

He was also issued several summonses for driving a motor vehicle.

The charges amount to accusations and Tubac-Socoya is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Weehawken police are investigating the incident.

Prosecutor Suarez praised the quick arrest of Tubac-Socoya thanks to the actions of the Weehawken Police Department.

Tubac-Socoy charged with multiple crimes after incident

The Weehawken community has expressed concerns about the safety of pedestrians and drivers in the area.

The incident sparked discussion about implementing additional safety measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Local authorities are reviewing road traffic arrangements and considering introducing better signage and pedestrian crossings to ensure the safety of residents and tourists.

The crash investigation is ongoing as authorities try to piece together the events leading up to and following the collision. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office encourages anyone with information about the incident to come forward to assist in the investigation.