A 16-year-old Brick boy was struck by a car and injured Monday night, police said.
The teen, whose name was withheld by police due to his age, was attempting to cross Hooper Avenue in the area of Atrium Drive toward the Red Lion Plaza when he was struck by a 2011 Honda Insight being driven by Theresa Huizing, 52, of Brick, said Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian.
The accident occurred at 5:36 p.m.
The boy, who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident, was struck about 15 feet north of Atrium Drive. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he remains hospitalized. He is being treated for head trauma, a broken left leg and internal injuries, according to a police report.
Police say speed does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.
Detective Robert Shepherd and Officer James Kelly were the initial officers on scene, followed by additional officers, Brick Police EMS and MONOC paramedics, plus the Ocean County Sheriff's Department Criminalistics Investigation Unit.
Hooper Avenue, between Drum Point Road and Old Silverton Road, was closed for about two hours due to the investigation, Bedrosian said.
Bedrosian and Officer Scott Dierking of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation.