Update on hit-and-run that injured pedestrian in Wall

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Wall police released this photo of a "vehicle of interest."

WALL TOWNSHIP — Police have posted an update on their investigation into an accident in which a pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries after he was struck by a motor vehicle in northern Wall on Sunday evening, Jan. 3.

A suspect and a “vehicle of interest” have been located, according to a Facebook posting on Tuesday by the Wall Township Police Department.

However, police did not immediately provide details such as the suspect’s identity or where the vehicle was located.

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Police officers responded to Belmar Boulevard at Birchwood Lane after a report at 8:55 p.m. on Jan. 3 of a pedestrian struck. 

“The investigation revealed that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene prior to police arrival,” police Capt. Gregory Carpino stated in a press release issued last week.  

Further investigation has led investigators to a possible vehicle of interest, Capt. Carpino said.  Investigators last week described the vehicle they were searching for then as a Ford F250 or F350 with a quad-cab that is light in color and has marker lamps on the roof of the passenger cab.  There may be damage to the front passenger’s side bumper, headlamp assembly, front-quarter panel and possibly the hood, he said.

The pedestrian, a 32-year-old man from Asbury Park, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township by the Wall Township Police Department Emergency Medical Services and paramedics from Hackensack-Meridian, Capt. Carpino said. The Glendola Fire Company also responded to the incident to provide scene support. Police did not identify the victim.

The incident is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Team and the Wall Township Police Department.  

Wall police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have any information that may aid in the investigation to contact Lt. Chad Clark at 732-449-4500 ext. 1143 or cclark@wallpolice.org; or Ptl. Megan Alexander at 732-449-4500 ext. 1183 or malexander@wallpolice.org

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