MANALAPAN, NJ — A young person is recovering after being struck by two different vehicles on Dec. 27, and Monmouth County officials are hoping the public can help them find one of the drivers.
The first driver who struck the youth left the scene. The driver of the second car remained at the scene. The victim was hospitalized for head and leg injuries, but has since been released.
The accident happened in the area of 341 Union Hill Road, near the intersection of Kristin Court at about 5:45 p.m. Dec. 27.
Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said Tuesday that a joint investigation by members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Manalapan Police Department on the matter has been underway since the accident.
According to the investigation, the young person entered the roadway Dec. 27 where there was no crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle. The make and model aren’t known, but it was travelling eastbound on Union Hill Road. The vehicle left the scene.
The youth “remained upright,” the prosecutor’s office said, and entered the westbound lane of travel when struck by an oncoming 2014 Toyota Prius, driven by a 27-year-old man from Milltown.
The injured victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for head and leg injuries, and has since been released. The driver of the Prius remained at the scene.
Officials are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Nicolas Logothetis at 800-533-7443 or Manalapan Police Department Patrolman Matthew Meyler at 732-446-4300.
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