Surveillance Video Links Gloucester County, NJ Man to Hit-and-Run of Child
After an 11-year-old boy was hit by a car in Franklin Township over the weekend, police were able to track down the driver who fled the scene thanks to nearby surveillance cameras.
The child was reportedly walking along Oak Avenue in Malaga (near Scotland Run and Malaga Open Space Area) Sunday night, when shortly after 7 p.m. he was struck by a vehicle, according to Patch.com.
The person behind the wheel of the car took off after the accident, Patch.com reports. The boy was taken by ambulance to Cooper Hospital in Camden where he remains in stable condition.
Not only did authorities discover materials at the crash site traceable to the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run, but surveillance video reportedly led investigators to where it was parked after the accident, according to Franklin Township Police Department.
The suspect, 51-year-old Paul Mensch, of Malaga, was arrested Sunday night and charged with assault by auto. He'll appear in court at a later date.