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A car driven by Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise hits bicyclist Andrew Black on July 19, 2022. (Photo: Jersey City Police Department).

Bicyclist hit by DeGise ran red light, but she didn’t stop, video shows

Jersey City councilwoman charged with hit-and-run

By David Wildstein, July 26 2022 3:30 pm

Video footage of an accident involving Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise shows that the bicyclist she collided with last week ran a red light and DeGise’s car hit him.

The man, Andrew Black, was making an Uber Eats delivery on his bicycle when he appears to run through a red light headed south on Martin Luther King Boulevard around 8 AM and collided with DeGise’s SUV.  But it’s not clear if DeGise saw Black, something that could be problematic for the former Hudson County Democratic Chair.

The video contradicts Black’s statement to Hudpost that he had a green light and looked both ways.

Black was treated for minor injuries.

DeGise was issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident. Footage shows that she didn’t stop. She has acknowledged the incident.

“You should never leave the scene of a crash.  I think the responsible thing is to wait for law enforcement and follow the law,” Mayor Steve Fulop said in an appearance on New Jersey Spotlight News. “I don’t think there’s any circumstances where that’s really justifiable.”

Watch at :50 mark.


Correction: an earlier version of this story stated that Hudpost had reviewed the footage of Black going through the light.  That was misstated and has been deleted.


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