Two Injured In Two Separate Hit-And-Runs

Manchester Township Police Car (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

  MANCHESTER – Two separate hit-and-run incidents left two pedestrians injured in Manchester Township Sunday, police said.

  Around 12:59 p.m., 71-year-old Daniel Beatty of Manchester was hit by a car on Northampton Boulevard near the exit of Silverwoods Independent Living. The vehicle is described as an older grey or silver model Chevrolet pick-up truck.

  According to Beatty, he was crossing over East Point Drive at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard when the unidentified pick-up truck, exiting the Silverwoods Independent Living property, failed to stop at the stop sign and was traveling at a high rate of speed.

  The collision caused Beatty to fall to the ground, after which the pick-up truck fled the scene, heading east on Northampton Boulevard towards State Highway 37.

  Beatty sustained injuries to his head and left hand, and he was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

  Around 7:52 p.m., another crash involving a pedestrian took place at the intersection of Route 37 and Bone Hill Road.

  Police said 59-year-old Mark Bryan of Manchester was struck by a vehicle described as a dark-colored, possibly blue, Hyundai Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

  Bryan had been crossing Route 37 at the intersection of Bone Hill Road when the unidentified SUV, making a left turn from Buckingham Drive, collided with him on his right side, causing him to fall to the ground. The SUV fled the scene, traveling west on State Highway 37.

  Bryan sustained injuries to the right side of his body, specifically his leg, shoulder, elbow, and foot. He was brought to Community Medical Center in Toms River for apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

  Assisting at both crash scenes were Emergency Medical Technicians from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

  The investigation into both crashes is ongoing and police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicles and operators involved. If anyone has information, contact Manchester Township Police Department. Both crashes are being investigated by Ptl. Brendan Brush of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.