Brick Police still actively searching for hit-and-run driver; new info released

    Brick Police continue to search for a vehicle that fled after striking and critically injuring a 68-year-old pedestrian Monday evening.

    The hit-and-run crash occurred on Lanes Mill Road near Burnt Tavern Road at approximately 5:45 p.m., when the vehicle struck James Joseph Cox, leaving him with multiple serious injuries, police said. Cox was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in critical condition.

    Cox remains in critical condition as of Thursday, police said. 

    A witness originally described the suspect’s vehicle as a 2005 or newer dark red Nissan 4-door sedan. Video footage reveals that the vehicle appears to be a newer 4-door sedan, dark in color and possibly gray or blue, police said.

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    Possible models include a Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Maxima. The vehicle’s license plate number is believed to contain the letters “C”, “H” and “Z,” police said. 

    Since video footage reveals that traffic was heavy in the area when the incident occurred, it is likely that several motorists observed the crash or the suspect’s vehicle, police said.  

    The department’s Traffic Safety Unit requests the the public report any unusual activity, including:

    Vehicles parked and covered.
    Vehicles parked in backyards of a residence.
    Vehicles parked in a garage.
    Vehicles left in parking lots for the past few days.
    Vehicles that are no longer at a particular location All that would normally be visible in front of a residence.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Officer Jay Lampiasi at (732) 262-1141 or Detective David Margentino at (732) 929-2027 ext. 2946.

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