NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Toms River man has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run incident in Metuchen on Monday.

Paddy Flynn has been charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury in the third degree, and various motor vehicle summonses, according to a release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief David Irizarry of the Metuchen Police Department.

Police said that at 9:01 a.m., Flynn was driving a white Ford F 250 pickup truck and struck a utility worker in the crosswalk at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Grove Avenue. He then fled the scene.

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The 51-year old utility worker from Whippany who was struck in the hit and run remains in critical condition.

Police had asked the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a white pick up truck that was seen near the incident. That driver contacted police, who determined he was not involved in the hit and run. Police said that drivier "furthered the investigation that led to the identification" of Flynn.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Belluscio of the Metuchen Police Department at 732-632-8500, or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 732-745-4328.