What to Know
- A 22-year-old Columbia University student is clinging to life after he was struck by a car in Morningside Heights, officials say
- The student, Shariq Jumani, was crossing the street near Riverside Drive and West 115th Street when he was hit Monday morning, police say
- A man, Brayard Arno of Prospect Park, New Jersey, turned himself in to police Tuesday, authorities say
A 28-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested in the hit-and-run that's left a Columbia University student clinging to life, police say.
The man, Brayard Arno of Prospect Park, turned himself in to authorities early Tuesday before he was formally arrested on charges including leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated unlicensed operation.
It wasn't immediately clear if Arno had retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old student who was hit, Shariq Jumani, remains in critical condition at St. Luke's Hospital with trauma to the head and body.
Police said Jumani was crossing the street near Riverside Drive and West 115th Street around 12:30 a.m. when a burgundy sedan hit him and fled the scene, police say. The student was in the crosswalk when he was hit.
Police had released surveillance video of the car that hit Jumani and programmed road signs near the crash scene to alert the public of their search for the driver.