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.