A Pennsylvania teen was critically injured in a suspected hit-and-run crash along New Jersey Route 35 in Toms River on Friday, according to police.
The Toms River Police Department reports that 17-year-old Newtown, Pennsylvania resident Kevin O’Brien was on foot along West Central Avenue (New Jersey Route 35), near the intersection of Silver Beach Road, around 9:25 p.m. A black sports car then approached from the south and veered onto the roadside, striking Kevin.
Investigators say the then-unidentified motorist failed to stop at the scene and administer aid. Paramedics took Kevin to Neptune’s Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries to his head and legs. Two Massachusetts residents accompanying Kevin apparently escaped without injury.
A Lexus matching a description of the suspect vehicle was discovered on Downer Street more than two hours later. Police subsequently arrested 40-year-old Craig Terlizzi on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and failure to report an accident. His bail was set at $50,000.
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