On the morning of Sunday, October 21, 2018, at approximately 01:10 hours Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 400 Block of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Forked River, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival he met with the victims a 26 year old male and a 23 year old female, both Township residents. They reported being struck by a small white SUV that fled the scene. Due to the nature of the injuries the male was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by MONOC Helicopter with leg, back and neck injuries. The female was transported by ground, to RWJ Barnabas, Community Medical Center in Toms River with abdominal pains. The Lacey Township Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. Anyone with possible information is urged to contact the Lacey Township Police Department at (609)693-6636 or through our Crime Tips web page at www.laceypd.org. Additional information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additionalinformation not able to be relayed in the above manner is asked to contact Traffic Safety Coordinator Lieutenant Paul Sullivan at 609-693-6636 extension 2577 or the Detective Bureau.
Releasing Officer: Sergeant Michael A. Eden