Woman Hurt In Carjacking Incident
Last night, at approximately 4:45 PM, officers responded to 301 River Rd (Sunoco station) on the report of an injured female bleeding from the head. They arrived to find a 26 year old female with numerous injuries to her body.
It was determined that the victim, who is an employee at the incident location, was warming up her vehicle (a 2014 Audi) in anticipation of the end of her shift. At that time, a vehicle pulled into the lot and a male party with a black colored ski mask exited. He then crouched down and made his way over to the victim's vehicle, entering the driver's seat of the same. The suspect then attempted to drive off, at which time the victim jumped on the hood of her vehicle. The suspect, in an effort to throw her off of the vehicle, accelerated at a high rate of speed. This caused the victim to lose her grasp and eventually get thrown from the hood and land on the roadway, where she remained until help arrived.
The original suspect vehicle, (unknown make and model), along with the victim's vehicle, fled on River Rd toward Oak St, almost striking a NJ Transit bus in the process.
The victim was tended to by arriving patrol officers and fire department personnel. She was conveyed to St. Joseph's Hospital for further medical attention.
Later in the evening, the victim's vehicle was recovered (unoccupied) in the City of Newark.
The incident is currently under investigation by Clifton detectives. Her condition is serious but not life threatening.
D/Lt. Robert Bracken
press release via the Clifton Police Department