UPDATE: Police Step Up Search for Witnesses in Hit-and-Run

Brick Police responding to a hit-and-run Dec. 3. Credit: Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ.
Brick Police responding to a hit-and-run Dec. 3. Credit: Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ.
A flashing police sign at the scene of a hit-and-run accident that left a 68 year-old pedestrian in critical condition aims to spur the public to send tips in, in hopes of finding the vehicle and driver of the red sedan which drove away from the scene Monday night.

Brick Police and county investigators continue to search for a dark red sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra or Maxima, that struck pedestrian James Joseph Cox, on Lanes Mill Road near Burnt Tavern Road in Brick. Police said the vehicle would have damage on its grill, hood and windshield after hitting Cox and sending him into the right lane on Lanes Mill while traveling south, police said. A witness came to Cox's aid as he lay in the road injured as the sedan slowed then drove off, police said.

Tuesday evening Sergeant David Bedrosian said efforts remain focused on finding the vehicle and the driver. 
"The Brick Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Homicide Unit, are actively involved in the ongoing investigation to locate the vehicle involved and the driver," Bedrosian said. 

Bedrosian said the vehicle looks like a Nissan, according to witness reports. 
"The vehicle that left the scene may not specifically be a Nissan, but a similar type of vehicle," Bedrosian said.  

The police department has placed a message board at the scene of the crash asking those with information about the vehicle, driver or the crash to contact Officer Jay Lampiasi at 732-262-1141.  

Sergeant David Bedrosian said the construction in the area was not a factor in the crash.  Cox was reportedly crossing the street from a nearby parking lot to Parkway Pizza.

The 68 year old pedestrian remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.


Kyra December 04, 2013 at 09:16 AM
I saw on the news that same night a red car in Lakewood was stopped for dui. Could this be same car?
Mare December 04, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Patch editor, keep printing the time and date of the hit and run. If someone who hasn't seen the article happens by the Patch they will have that info. That's a pretty busy place, lots of people and traffic around. Someone saw something, they just don't know it yet.
C December 04, 2013 at 09:07 PM
I agree. Keep running this story & someone may have seen something or know something & aren't aware of the police investigation.. Any piece of info would help. If you were in the area at that time of early evening & saw anything, please don't hesitate to come forward.
Tish Ferguson December 05, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Jim - we're still praying... Keep fighting! God Bless the Cox & Kern Families. Stay strong... Pt Pleasant has your back. Love - Tish


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