After a minor car accident, a 56-year-old man from New Jersey proceeded to repeatedly run over a 23-year-old woman in a ruthless road-rage attack that was caught on camera, police said.
Around 8:30 a.m. on April 12, police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said. Once at the scene, police found a 23-year-old woman lying on the front lawn of a residence suffering from numerous severe injuries, authorities said. She was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
According to witnesses at the scene, the victim and a male suspect, 56-year-old Vincent Jean, were involved in a minor car accident in the area. After the accident took place, Jean tried to flee the scene, so the victim, who was standing on the sidewalk, started taking photos of Jean’s car to help identify him to the police.
I guess Jean was having none of that, because he then drove his car directly at the victim and she began to run onto the lawn to avoid being hit, according to officials. It didn’t stop Jean though, he drove onto the lawn and hit the victim, then drove over her before backing up and deliberately running her over a second time. He then fled the scene in his SUV, police said.
Later in the morning, police located Jean, as he sat alone in his damaged SUV. He was arrested and booked into the Union County Jail. Jean was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, third-degree assault by auto, third-degree leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with serious bodily injury, third-degree endangering an injured victim and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
In the footage from the New York Post, you can see a witness capturing the incident and yelling, “Stop! What the f–k! What the f–k!” It’s definitely very intense and we hope the victim makes it out of the hospital.
The investigation is still open and anyone with information is asked to call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-358-9675.