PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An allegedly unlicensed driver from Passaic, New Jersey was arrested and charged after a teenager on a scooter was struck by a car and seriously injured, police said Sunday.
Abel Perez-Perez, 51, was arrested at the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in Totowa after the Saturday night crash.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Take On New Meaning In 2021
According to police, Perez-Perez was behind the wheel of a Nissan Rogue traveling on Main Avenue in Passaic around 8:35 p.m. The Rogue hit a 13-year-old boy who was riding a scooter.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Armed With Taser, Large Knife Arrested At Washington Square Park
The boy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and was listed in stable condition, police said.
Perez-Perez faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted for driving without a license and causing serious bodily injury, police said.MORE NEWS: NYPD Detective Injured In 2017 Vehicular Attack Honored At Islanders Game
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office’s tip line at 1-877-370-7276 (PCPO) or the Passaic Police Department at 973-365-3900.