Police recently arrested a teenager who allegedly crashed into a pedestrian on a road in Stillwater, New Jersey.
New Jersey State Police received a report of an accident on Cedar Drive in Stillwater, NJ. When state troopers got to the scene, they found the victim in the roadway and suffering from serious injuries.
Police spoke with the victim at the scene and got a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored car with a loud exhaust.
The victim was taken by helicopter to Morristown Hospital, where he received medical treatment for his injuries. Thankfully, the victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening.
Police later identified the suspect’s vehicle as a 1992 Honda Accord.
Investigators also received a number of tips from the public, which helped to identify the 19-year-old suspect as the driver of the car in the hit-and-run accident. It is believed that the suspect was driving erratically on Cedar Drive on several occasions prior to the car accident.
New Jersey State Police said that the suspect’s car had exterior damage that was consistent with the car crash.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton, NJ. He is being held at the jail on a $20,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Tips Help Find Teen Driver in Hit-and-Run That Seriously Hurt Stillwater Man.”