EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a motor vehicle that struck a pedestrian and fled the scene.
On Thursday, March 16 at approximately 9:54 p.m., the East Brunswick Police responded to a hit and run accident on Old Bridge Turnpike near Gunia Street, where a pedestrian was struck while jogging. The vehicle, described only as champagne or gold in color, continued driving southbound on Old Bridge Turnpike after striking the victim, who sustained injuries to his right arm, back and stomach.
Located in the area of the accident was a portion of a front passenger side bumper, possibly from the suspect vehicle.
Maribel Davis, the victim's aunt, said, "My 17-year-old nephew was struck by a vehicle last Thursday at 9:55 p.m. on Old Bridge Turnpike Rd/Gunia St East Brunswick while he was jogging home. All we have proof of is a piece of gold bumper and fender. My nephew was struck and flew 20 feet in the air with multiple flips and then landed on the road. He was left there with no help. The vehicle fled."
Anyone that witnessed the accident or has information on the vehicle in question is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Smith (Msmith@ebpd.net) or Ptl. James Angermeier (Jangermeier@ebpd.net) at 732-390-6990.
Anonymous callers can reach the Confidential Tips Line at 732-432-8477. Emails can also be sent to InvestigativeDivision@ebpd.net