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14-Year-Old Girl Critical Following Point Pleasant Hit-and-Run Crash

Point Pleasant

Police are looking for the driver responsible for leaving a child in critical condition after she was struck in Point Pleasant Thursday night. 

According to authorities, on Aug. 9th at approximately 10:31 pm, the Point Pleasant Police Department responded to the area of Route 88 and Sunset Avenue for a report of a Hit-and-Run involving a bicyclist.

The preliminary investigation by the Point Pleasant Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CIU found that a Black sedan traveling eastbound on Route 88 struck a 14-year-old female bicyclist at the intersection of Rt 88 and Sunset Avenue as she attempted to cross.

Officials say the bicyclist was struck by the front passenger portion of the vehicle, which caused her to roll onto the windshield and hood of the vehicle.  They vehicle’s driver callously continued driving after the impact, carrying the victim on the vehicle hood for a distance before she was thrown free of the vehicle. 

According to authorities, the Black sedan - which possibly sustained damage to the front end and windshield - continued eastbound on Route 88. 

The bicyclist was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she is currently listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 Ext. 3257 or the Point Pleasant Police Department at 732-892-0060.