Saturday, March 21, 2009

Driver Who Caused Pedestrian To Be Hit, Arrested

Update on story which was reported on TLS here. The driver of the Honda Accord that struck the van and fled on foot, Moises Hernandez Contreras, 21, of Lakewood was arrested. He turned himself in at police headquarters two hours after the accident, and told police that he panicked and ran because he was afraid, Patrolman Redington said. Hernandez Contreras was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injuries and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He received motor vehicle summonses for being an unlicensed driver, talking on a cell phone while driving and failing to obey a traffic sign. Bail was set at $10,000 and he was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River. He also has a no-bail detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The yungerman remains hospitalized in Jersey Shore Medical Center. app.

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