A 58 year-old woman died yesterday after being struck by multiple cars in Greenville.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the woman, Billiah Mogusu of Jersey City died shortly before 5:20 p.m. in the area of Route 440 and Danforth Avenue after she was struck by several automobiles. Authorities believe that the car that first hit Mogusu left the scene of the accident.

Colin DeVries of Safe Streets Jersey City has termed crashes involving pedestrians an “epidemic.”

In November, the Fulop administration announced that the city was one of three cities in New Jersey to receive the 2023 Complete Streets Excellence and Champion Award from the Department of Transportation.

The award, said the city’s spokeswoman in a press release, “highlights Jersey City’s progress on 50 out of the plan’s 77 action items. Since 2018, the City’s Transportation Division has implemented nearly 680 speed humps, over 190 No Turn on Red restrictions, added new curb extensions to over 100 intersections, and built over 20 miles of protected bike lanes” as part of the city’s Vision Zero Plan.

Reducing traffic fatalities has been a priority of both the Fulop administration and local advocacy groups like Safe Streets Jersey City and Bike JC. In 2018, Jersey City became the first city in New Jersey to adopt Vision Zero, the international traffic safety framework that set a goal of zero traffic fatalities. In 2022, Jersey City logged zero traffic deaths.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this matter with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information or believes to have been in the area at the time of the collision is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.