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SEE ANYTHING? Hackensack Pedestrian, 81, Struck, Killed, Hit-Run SUV Sought

At the scene on Polifly Road in Hackensack.
At the scene on Polifly Road in Hackensack. Photo Credit: Special to DAILY VOICE

UPDATE: An 81-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed crossing a Hackensack street three blocks from home Thursday night, said authorities who were searching for an SUV that fled the scene.

The resident was crossing Polifly Road near Standish Avenue when a dark SUV with tinted windows struck her and kept going shortly after 7 p.m.

A second vehicle struck the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene soon after.

"Surveillance video recovered from the area, along with evidence recovered at the scene, indicates that the victim was struck by a 2014 to 2018 black BMW X5," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday. "The striking vehicle then fled the scene southbound on Polifly Road."

That vehicle "will most likely display signs of moderate damage to the front driver’s side, including damage to the hood and left fender, and fractured or missing plastic from the front grille, bumper trim, and headlight," the prosecutor said.

Musella asked that anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the hit-and-run vehicle or driver contact 

ANYONE who might have seen something or has information that could help find the fleeing SUV is asked to contact the prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5595 or the Hackensack Police Department at  (201) 646-7777.

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