Clifton police seek 4 suspects wanted in hit-and-run crash that injured 72-year-old woman

Maria Hernandez was out for her evening walk last Sunday at around 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a black Honda sedan.

Chris Keating

Jun 28, 2024, 10:01 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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A 72-year-old hit-and-run victim is lucky to be alive after an incident in Clifton.
Maria Hernandez was out for her evening walk last Sunday at around 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle.
Hernandez says she remembers that after being hit by the car she could hear two women in their 20s by her side asking for forgiveness. But she says she then heard two men telling them to get back in the car and drive off.
Police say that the car is a four-door Honda sedan with tinted windows.
In a home surveillance video posted near Madison Avenue and Third Street in Clifton, Hernandez can be seen being hit by the car. She stops at the intersection looks left and is then hit.
Hernandez says instead of calling the police and staying with Hernandez, the suspects moved her over to a curb and then told a man who was outside of the nearest home watering his lawn that she fell.
Hernandez was lucky to be alive as she suffered a head wound, along with bruising on her feet, ribcage, elbow and collarbone.
Her son wants the driver and the three others inside that black sedan found.
“I think it’s really sad knowing that there are people like this. They can hit somebody and just leave them on the sidewalk,” Walter Suruy says.
Anyone who might have information about the incident is urged to call Clifton police at 973-470-5900.


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