HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 56-year-old Hackensack man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after suffering head trauma when he was struck by a motorist in the city last night.
According to a press release from the Hackensack Police Department, Michael Columbo was on foot after 8:30 p.m. Thursday attempting to cross the four-lane roadway in the vicinity of South River Street and Moonachie Road from east to west.
Columbo was dressed in all black and not in a designated crosswalk. He was standing roughly 100 feet south of the intersection when a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 24-year-old Logan Sanint of Hawthorne, struck him as he was headed southbound on the roadway -- information that was confirmed by both a police investigation and questioning from both Sanint and a witness.
When police arrived, Columbo was found lying in the middle of the street at around 8:45 p.m. He is currently being treated at Hackensack University Medical Center for his injuries. Police issued Columbo a summons for improper crossing.
An investigation is underway by the Hackensack Police Traffic Bureau.