Wayne man accused of striking 14-year-old boy on bike with truck in Paterson | Paterson Times

Wayne man accused of striking 14-year-old boy on bike with truck in Paterson


A man from Wayne has been charged with striking a 14-year-old boy on bicycle and leaving the scene of the accident, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Joseph Zinhobl, 57-year-old, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, authorities said.

Zinhobl allegedly hit the victim on his bicycle in the area of 784 River Street with his white 2010 Toyota Tacoma on July 28, 2018, authorities said. After the collision, he allegedly fled the scene west on River Street.

Police responded to the area at around 6:37 p.m. Officers found the boy with serious injuries in the roadway. He was rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The victim was admitted for treatment. Subsequently, he was discharged and returned home.

Zinhobl was charged on a summons and released pending a court appearance on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

  • DropKnowledge

    So you're supporting crime by leaving the scene of an accident? Also your supporting an out of towner who was at fault other than supporting a kid on a bike. I hope you know that whenever you strike a pedestrian with your car it's your fault. Smh loser

    • Katie Robinson

      Thank you for you support

  • Checa Marie

    that kid was my cousin in law and he wasn't in the middle of the street doing any of the shit that you said, so before you go saying that he had it coming for him, learn what the fuck happened. They( him and his cousin )were riding thier bikes on the street and the guy literally ran him over and fled.

    • Wendy Jaquez Urena

      Thank you checa

  • Wendy Jaquez Urena

    You are such a heartless person you should be ashamed of you self I dare you talking nonsense about my son you don’t event know how things happen hope this never happens to one of you family members my son was in the PICU for 8 days and them 7 more days in the pediatric unit don’t talk if you don’t know how things happen

  • Katie Robinson

    Let me explain this to you in a way you could understand this pig was speeding near a school zone my nephew was not doing wheelies or anything of that nature he was riding his bike a block away from his house he was with my little brother but this gentleman if you could call him that decided to speed again on a school zone there are several witnesses to this and for you FYI my nephew have permanent damage to his lung he won’t be able to play sports like a normal kid he plays basketball btw so again my nephew had nothing coming to him and if you have any manners you would take you comment down is ver offensive to me and my family thank you and hope you have a good day