NBC New York, April 14, 2022
A New Jersey man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly ran down a woman in a road rage incident that was caught on video.
The footage filmed by a neighbor’s surveillance camera shows a car on a residential street in Elizabeth on Tuesday backing up and then chasing the woman onto a front lawn, where she slips and falls in front of the oncoming vehicle.
Neighbors tell News 4 New York that the man was backing up on Salem Avenue, a one-way street, to avoid traffic at a light during the Tuesday morning rush hour and crashed into a woman’s car in the intersection. Apparently, this upset the man so much, he began following her in his car.
Police and prosecutors allege 56-year-old Vincent Jean of Elizabeth was involved in a minor traffic accident with the woman and began pursuing her after she began taking pictures of his car as he tried to flee. Jean allegedly drove over the victim, then backed up and drove over her again, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The Union County prosecutor’s office charged Jean with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other offenses.
The 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition.