Residents deserve accountability after councilwoman’s hit-run | Letter

On July 19, Jersey City Councilperson Amy DeGise was involved in a hit-and-run crash with a cyclist at the intersection of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive. We send our best wishes for a prompt recovery to the injured cyclist, who was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. But we also ask for more than thoughts and prayers from our elected officials. Last year, 220 pedestrians were killed on New Jersey roadways, along with 23 cyclists, 373 drivers and 84 passengers.