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Pedestrian fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Glen Rock, New Jersey

Woman killed in Bergen County hit-and-run
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GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Bergen County prosecutors are trying to find the car responsible for a fatal hit-and-run in northern New Jersey on Monday morning.

CBS2 heard from neighbors on the dangers of living on the county road where it happened.

There was a tragic start to the commute in Glen Rock and neighboring Hawthorne.

"You don't leave your home thinking that's the last time you're going to be leaving your home," a woman from Jersey City said.

Prosecutors say just after 6:30 a.m. a car struck and killed a female pedestrian on Lincoln Avenue between Dixie and Parker avenues. Monica Pilkington woke up to the scene outside her front porch. She said she has been living on the busy road for decades.

"It's bound to happen because the traffic is crazy. I can't even get out of my driveway," Pilkington said.

Pat Padovani lives a few houses down on Lincoln Ave and finds it too dangerous to walk and cross, although some neighbors do pass through the area during the day.

"I believe that people drive way too fast on this road and they definitely need to put crosswalks down, whether it's from side streets or it's across Lincoln Avenue," Padovani said.

Lincoln Avenue in the area, or County Road 653, borders Passaic County and Bergen County. Neighbors said they feel that because it falls into both counties, it's difficult to know who exactly is responsible for implementing crosswalks.

"Something needs to be done and maybe now due to this sad scenario something will be done," Padovani said.

Neighbors said the car responsible that investigators are looking for may be a dark green SUV. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is investigating.

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