Howell Police looking for Ford Pickup that ran over pedestrian, fled scene

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HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police in Howell are searching for a white or light-colored Ford pickup truck that struck a pedestrian, causing serious injuries and fled the scene of the crime.

According to police, on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at approximately 8:55 p.m., the Wall Township Police Department responded to the area of Belmar Boulevard and Birchwood Lane for a report of pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene prior to police arrival.

“The pedestrian, a 32 year old man from Asbury Park, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township with serious injuries by the Wall Township Police Department Emergency Medical Services and paramedics from Hackensack-Meridian. Glendola Fire Department also responded to the incident to provide scene support,” Chief of Police Andrew Kudrick said in a statement. “Further investigation has led investigators to a possible vehicle of interest. Investigators are looking for Ford F250 or F350 with a quad-cab that is light in color and has marker lamps on the roof of the passenger cab. There may be damage to the front passenger’s side bumper, headlamp assembly, front quarter panel and possibly the hood.”

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The incident is currently being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Team (“SCART”) and the Wall Township Police Department. The Wall Township Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have any information that may aid in the investigation to contact Lieutenant Chad Clark at (732) 449-4500 ext. 1143 or cclark@wallpolice.org ; or Patrolman Megan Alexander at (732) 449-4500 ext. 1183 or malexander@wallpolice.org.