DEVELOPING NEWS: Newark man charged in Nov. 30 hit-and-run in Kearny: KPD

Simoes in a file photo from this past summer.

The man who turned himself in to the Kearny Police Department last night as the driver responsible for a Nov. 30 hit-and-run involving a Franklin School student on Bergen Avenue, Kearny, has been identified as David D. Simoes, 38, of Newark.

Kearny police Capt. Timothy Wagner says Simoes was charged last night with the fourth-degree crime of being Involved in an accident resulting in serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended license (N.J.S.A. 2C:40-22b) and the traffic charge of driving with a suspended license (N.J.S.A. 39:3-40e).
Simoes was released on summonses after he was booked — without bail — pending a Central Judicial Processing court appearance on Dec. 17 at the Hudson County Courthouse in Jersey City.
Wagner says: “Additional charges are pending since the accident is still under investigation.”
On Nov. 30, at around 8:05 a.m., it is alleged Simoes struck a juvenile — a student at Franklin School — on Bergen Avenue near Davis Avenue, and did not stop following the incident. Simoes was driving westbound on Bergen toward Kearny Avenue.
We will update this story as soon as information becomes available.

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