Audubon Driver Turns Herself in After NJ Hit-and-Run

The driver of a Gloucester City hit-and-run accident which occurred on March 11, 2011 has turned herself in to police.

Early on the morning of March 13, Deborah Cirulli, 41, of Audubon, turned herself in at the Audubon Police Department, admitting to being the driver who struck a 21-year-old Clarksboro woman on Friday morning.

The accident occurred at about 1 a.m. on the first block of Broadway in Gloucester City. Angela Gattuso’s Honda SUV broke down at a railroad track in the area of 549 South Broadway. She called her father, an auto-body repairman, who brought his tow truck to help her remove the vehicle. As they were loading the SUV onto the truck, Gattuso was struck by a Chevrolet Uplander, driven by Cirulli.

Cirulli initially drove the Uplander out of state and abandoned it in Maryland or Delaware; however, she then returned to the area to turn herself in due to the pressure of widespread media coverage of the incident.

Cirulli is charged with leaving the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash, aggravated assault with an auto, and hindering apprehension. She is being held in the Camden County Jail on $25,000 bail.

Gattuso remains in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

The New Jersey accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile would like to wish Ms. Gattuso a quick and full recovery.