Police searching for driver who fled the scene after striking distressed pedestrian in roadway

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Moment of impact in video shared by the Lakewood Scoop to Youtube.
Moment of impact in video shared by the Lakewood Scoop to Youtube.

LAKEWOOD, NJ – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that struck a man lying in the middle of the road in downtown Lakewood early Monday morning. According to a video published of the incident, a man is seen walking across Clifton Avenue when he appears to have a medical episode of some kind.

The man then stumbled before falling to the ground. Moments later, a dark sedan struck the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, realizing they had struck an object, slammed on the brakes, but continued traveling away from the scene of the crime.

The man suffered a broken leg and was treated at Jersey Shore University Medical Center shortly after the crash which occurred at 4 am.

If you are the driver of the vehicle, you can turn yourself into the Lakewood Police Department.


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A video of the incident was published to YouTube by the Lakewood Scoop.