JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) --Police have released new details about a fight and pedestrian struck in Jersey city that left two women hospitalized Monday night, one in critical condition.
The incident happened just after 6 p.m. at Union Street near MLK Drive in the city's Bergen Lafayette neighborhood, with witnesses saying one victim was intentionally run down after a physical altercation on the street.
A 23-year-old Bayonne woman, identified as Seynabou Fall, was arrested after police say she struck a 25-year-old Kymecca Walker with her vehicle, causing serious bodily injury.
Walker remains in critical condition at the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health after undergoing several surgeries for two broken legs and internal injuries.
According to police, the two women knew one another and had been engaged in an ongoing dispute when Fall approached the area of Union Street. An argument by the car window ensued, with Fall allegedly gunning the engine and slamming into Walker, narrowly missing a woman and her children.
"They were physically fighting," bystander Tyrone Bey said. "They were fighting in the car. The girl jumped back into the driver's seat and just mowed her down...The girl hit the gas right there on the corner, she hit the pole, and the car ran her over."
To those watching, the intention was clear.
"Just ran her down," the victim's uncle, James Bates, said. "Deliberate, deliberate. The car jumped while she was under it, drove it from there to there...She just hit the gas as hard as she could and ran her down."
Bey said she was about to put the car in reverse when a crowd of approximately 20 people converged on the vehicle, pulling her from the car, spraying her with mace and hitting her repeatedly.
Fall was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and criminal attempt homicide. She was also taken to the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, where she remains in serious condition from injuries sustained during the incident.
Tarif Davis, 23, of Kennedy Boulevard, was also charged with obstruction after repeatedly entering the crime scene against police instructions.
The case remains under investigation.