LINDEN —  A $10,000 reward is being offered for information to find a hit-and-run driver that left a young man in Rahway hospitalized.

Rayan Bien-Aima, 18, was struck on April 25 as he crossed Routes 1&9 at an intersection in front of Aviation Plaza North around 11:25 p.m., according to Linden police Chief David Hart.

Bien-Aima was struck by a dark coupe or sedan traveling north and did not stop. Bien-Aima remains hospitalized in critical condition at University Hospital in Newark.

Rayan Bien-Aima
Rayan Bien-Aima (Linden police)

Any piece of information helps

The reward money being offered by Union County Crimestoppers is for information that will lead to the indictment and conviction of whoever struck Bien-Aima.

"In a tragic case like this, no information is irrelevant," Hart said in a statement. "Even the smallest piece of information can be the missing piece that helps identify the vehicle or driver involved in this crash and brings justice to Rayan and his family."

The chief asked anyone with information to call 908-474-8505 or go online at

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