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Absecon Police Department
Saturday January 1st, 2022 :: 04:58 p.m. EST


Pedestrian Crash Results in 2 Injured, 1 Critical

For Immediate Release: January 1, 2022
Two pedestrians were injured just before 11:00 PM on December 26, 2021 after being struck by a hit and run driver.
Officers responded to the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 30 (Absecon Boulevard) by the Crest Motel for a motor vehicle crash involving two pedestrians. Officers learned that a vehicle left the roadway and struck both pedestrians that were walking on the shoulder. The driver never stopped and fled from the scene.
One of the pedestrians, a female, was left in critical condition. The other pedestrian, a male, sustained moderate injuries.
In the early morning hours of December 27, 2021 the suspect vehicle was located after an extensive search. Thomas H. Wright, 25, of Brick, NJ was taken into custody. The investigation is on-going; however, impairment is believed to be a contributing factor.
Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact the Absecon Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit at (609) 641-0667 ext. 861.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

Lt. J. Mazer #851
Patrol Division Commander
[email protected]

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