New Jersey State Police recently arrested a teenager accused of crashing into a pedestrian on a road in Stillwater, NJ.
State Police got a call about an accident on Cedar Drive in Stillwater, New Jersey. When state troopers arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying in the roadway; he had sustained severe injuries.
While the victim was being treated at the scene for his injuries, police spoke with him and obtained a description of the suspect’s motor vehicle. The victim described the car as a dark-colored vehicle with a loud exhaust.
The victim was eventually transported by helicopter to Morristown Hospital, where he got medical treatment for injuries.
Police investigators were eventually able to identify the suspect’s car as a 1992 Honda Accord.
Additionally, police received a number of tips from members of the public. These tips were extremely helpful and ultimately helped police to identify the 19-year-old suspect as the driver of the vehicle in the hit-and-run crash.
Several tipsters revealed to police that the suspect had been driving erratically on Cedar Drive on a number of occasions prior to the car accident.
According to authorities who found the suspect’s car, it had sustained exterior damage that was consistent with the car accident.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton, New Jersey. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Tips Help Find Teen Driver in Hit-and-Run That Seriously Hurt Stillwater Man.”