2 Women Seriously Hurt in Teaneck Hit-and-Run

The accused drunk driver fled after rear-ending another vehicle, but the license plate from his car was later found at the scene

Sunday, May 20, 2012  |  Updated 1:46 PM EDT
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2 Women Seriously Hurt in Teaneck Hit-and-Run

Authorities say an accused hit-and-run driver was drunk when he rear-ended another vehicle in northern New Jersey, seriously injuring two women.

Charges were pending against 37-year-old Jerred Peterson of Englewood.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli tells The Record that Peterson's car forced the other vehicle into a tree on Route 4 in Teaneck just after 2 a.m. Saturday. He then drove off, but a witness followed Peterson to his home and called 911.

The license plate from Peterson's car was later found at the scene.

Molinelli said the 37-year-old Avenel resident who was driving the other car suffered a lacerated liver and fractured ankle, while her passenger, identified only as Teaneck resident, had a fractured femur and ankle.

It wasn't known Sunday if Peterson had retained a lawyer.
 

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