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Hit-and-Run Claims Life of Motorcyclist in North Bergen



North Bergen, NJ – A tragic accident occurred on Friday, May 5, 2023, when a motorcyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating the incident.

At around 9:00 p.m., local police were alerted to a motorcycle found abandoned in the road near Granton and Liberty avenues. Responding officers soon discovered an injured man several blocks away on 76th Street. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Joshua Huayamave of North Bergen, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Palisades Medical Center. Huayamave was pronounced dead at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at

As the investigation continues, residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any information that may help bring the person responsible for this senseless act to justice.