He struck a child while driving and kept driving, police say

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department, Carlton Felder, 50 years old, from Paterson, New Jersey was arrested on August 3, 2021 in connection to the pedestrian hit and run that occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. on July 25, 2021, near the intersection of Broadway and Lake Street, in the City of Paterson, New Jersey.

Mr. Felder was charged with third degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and third degree Endangering an Injured Victim. He was arrested without incident at the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and then transferred to the Passaic County Jail. It is alleged that on July 25, 2021, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Mr. Felder drove a 2005 Lincoln Aviator on Broadway, near the intersection of Lake Street in the City of Paterson, when he had a collision with a juvenile pedestrian.

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Thereafter, Mr. Felder left the scene. The juvenile was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in stable condition for treatment of serious injuries. Upon receiving medical treatment, the child was subsequently discharged from the hospital. The sentencing exposure on third degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and third degree Endangering an Injured Victim is between three and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison. Mr. Felder appeared for Central Judicial Processing on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, where he was placed on pre-trial monitoring and released pending the disposition of the charges against him.