DEL HAVEN– Police are investigating a hit and run pedestrian accident that occurred in the marsh area of Bayshore Road on Sat., July 17.
According to police they received a report of a subject lying in the roadway at 1:42 a.m.
Both Lower and Middle Township police departments responded to the scene which is near the boarder with Lower Township.
Officers from the Lower Township Police Department arrived on scene first and discovered that Patrick Delaney, 43, of Del Haven was struck by a motor vehicle resulting in severe lacerations to both of his legs.
Delaney told the officers on scene that he was walking home to Del Haven from Lower Township when a vehicle travelling south struck him and continued travelling into Lower Township without stopping.
Delaney was unable to provide any further information about the vehicle that struck him.
Delaney was airlifted to the trauma unit at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. The flight crew reported he was struck by a vehicle at 50 miles per hour. He was reported to be in stable condition with two open leg fractures.
Police said there are no witnesses or suspects at this time.
Middle Township Police are asking for assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who can provide any information that may assist in identifying the driver of the hit and run vehicle. Contact the Major Crimes unit at 609-465-8700
The accident is being investigated by Patrolman Jack Trombetta.
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