Reports: Jersey City councilwoman involved in hit-and-run crash with cyclist
A Jersey City councilwoman was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash with a cyclist.
Published reports state that Councilwoman Amy DeGise was driving an SUV on Martin Luther King Boulevard when she allegedly struck the cyclist and kept going. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera.
The video shows the cyclist standing up and walking out of the intersection. The video also shows that the cyclist did appear to travel through a red light at the time of the crash.
The cyclist was identified as Andrew Black. He spoke with HudPost. He told HudPost that he works for UberEats and was about to pick up a delivery when he was hit.
“I look left, suddenly I just hear ‘Bah.’ I get hit…I roll over and I’m in such pain. Luckily the surrounding citizens were super nice to me,” Black said.
Black also commented on the allegations against DeGise.
“Someone of prestige would fall to a point where they would ignore the law they're demanding to uphold and clean our streets or whatever they're calling it and they can't even do it themselves and it really upset me,” Black said.
News 12 New Jersey reached out to the councilwoman’s team for a comment but did not hear back.
New Jersey Globe reports that DeGise was issued a summons for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report it.