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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday February 15th, 2024 :: 12:39 p.m. EST


Alert Officer Captures Hit-N-Run Driver

Alert Officer Captures Hit-N-Run Driver

An alert South Brunswick officer captured a suspect wanted for seriously injuring a pedestrian in a hit-n-run crash in Pennsylvania. On Friday, January 12, 2024, at 11:55 pm a 37-year-old man was crossing Street Road in Bensalem, Bucks County when he was struck by a red pickup truck that fled the scene. The victim was hospitalized with broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a fractured spine.

At the time of the crash, video from the area showed the vehicle that struck the victim was a red Ford-150 extended cab with New Jersey plate L23RZD. A check of DMV records showed no record of that plate in the system.

On Sunday morning January 28, 2024, at 10:28 am, South Brunswick Officer Matthew Hagood was on patrol on Route 1 when he observed a red pickup truck drive by him. The patrol car’s Axon automatic license plate reader automatically hit the license plate L23RZD. Officer Hagood was alerted that the vehicle was a felony vehicle wanted by Bensalem Police. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Luke Gendusi age 18 of South Brunswick. 

Bensalem Police continued their investigation and last week charged Gendusi in connection with the hit-n-run. Bensalem Police charged Gendusi with Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury (Felony 3), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor 2), Tampering with Evidence (Misdemeanor 2), and numerous motor vehicle offenses under Pennsylvania law. He was released after posting bail.

South Brunswick Police charged Gendusi with motor vehicle offenses of fictitious license plate, unregistered vehicle, and failure to have insurance. 

South Brunswick Chief Raymond Hayducka credited Officer Hagood and Bensalem Police with capturing the driver. “It is solid police work by the officers in Bensalem Police Department and Officer Hagood that led to this arrest. It is the day-to-day police work that often goes unnoticed that solved this case. Excellent work by all," said Chief Hayducka.


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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
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South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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