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South Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RYAN D. BURNSIDE (DOB: 3/28/1997; single; and unemployed) of 52 Grayson Place, Teaneck, NJ, on charges of Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury and Endangering The Welfare Of An Injured Victim. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the South Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Terraccino.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, the South Hackensack Police Department received a report of a pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Route 46 at the intersection with Philips Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. The victim, a 22-year-old man from Englewood, NJ, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in critical but stable condition. An investigation conducted jointly by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the South Hackensack Police Department revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Route 46 when he was struck by a vehicle. That vehicle stopped and remained on the scene. The victim was then struck by a second vehicle, a blue 2003 Audi A4, which fled the scene. RYAN BURNSIDE was identified as the driver of the Audi.
As a result of the investigation, RYAN BURNSIDE was arrested on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Teaneck, NJ, and charged with one count of Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of An Injured Victim, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2, a 3rd degree crime. BURNSIDE is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the South Hackensack Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.