Ocean County Teen Sentenced In Fatal Hit And Run

Photo courtesy Metuchen Police Department

  TOMS RIVER – A township teen who struck and killed a utility worker in Metuchen earlier this year during hit-and-run incident has been sentenced to three years in state prison, according to officials.

  Paddy Flynn was driving a pickup when he hit Michael Bergamasco in the crosswalk at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue (Route 27) and Grove Avenue at around 9 a.m. on March 2. He drove away after the incident occurred authorities said.

  Bergamasco, 51, of the Whippany section of Hanover, was brought to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he died of his injuries four days later.

  The public’s help was sought by officials to locate the driver and shared an image of a white pickup that was seen in the area of the crash.

  Police reported that the driver of that truck, who was not involved in the crash, called police and helped officials identify Flynn who was 18 at the time. Flynn pleaded guilty on July 14 to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death. He was sentenced on September 7.

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  According to his obituary, Bergamasco was a married father of two daughters who worked as a senior surveyor for Mott MacDonald, Inc. of Iselin.