Ocean County Authorities Search For Hit-And-Run Driver, Teen Critical

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STORY UPDATED AS OF 8/11/18 – THEY FOUND THE SUSPECT AND MADE AN ARREST!

 

POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH – A 14-year-old girl remains in critical condition after a hit-and-run accident in Point Pleasant Borough.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office confirms the girl was crossing Route 88 near Sunset Avenue on her bike with two others Thursday night around 10:30 p.m. when she was struck by a black sedan.

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Spokesman Al Della Fave says “the teen was thrown onto the windshield over the hood, where she was carried on the car for a time before being thrown off.”

Della Fave adds “the vehicle’s driver callously continued driving after the impact, carrying the victim on the vehicle hood for a distance before she was thrown free of the vehicle.”

The driver fled the scene, traveling east on Route 88.

The mother of the girl who pulled her friend to safety last night said her 14-year-old acted on instinct to save her friend’s life.

Corinne Ajjan is heading to Jersey Shore University Medical Center this morning, to visit the friend who is in ICU today.

“[It was] all instinct. Thank god she was smart enough to get her friend off the road. She told me she kept questioning her. Asking if she was hurting anywhere. If she could feel her legs. Etc.,” Ajjan told Jersey Shore Online this morning.

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Ocean County authorities are searching for a black sedan with front-end and windshield damage.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has seen the vehicle should call the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 extension 3257 or the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department at 732-892-0060.

The 511nj.org site that monitors New Jersey traffic incidents reported the incident last night: As of 11:25pm, there’s an Accident investigation on NJ 88 in both directions East of CR 632/Bridge Av in Point Pleasant. All lanes closed and detoured.

The road has been re-opened.

Jennifer Peacock contributed to this story.