Car Hits Ocean County Teen

Police say boy wasn't crossing roadway at an intersection

A New Jersey teenager remained hospitalized with head and internal injuries Monday night after being hit by a car.

The 16-year-old boy was hit a little after 5:30 p.m. as he tried to cross Hooper Avenue (CR 631) near Atrium Drive, according to a press release from the Brick Township Police Department.

Police say that Theresa Huizing, 52, of Brick was driving her Honda Insight LX northbound on Hooper when she hit the boy. Police say the teen was wearing dark clothes and crossing the road about 15 feet from the intersection with Atrium Drive.

Huizing stopped about 50 feet from the point of impact and the teen came to rest in the southbound lanes of Hooper Avenue, police said.

The boy, who wasn’t identified since he is a minor, was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where he was being treated for head trauma internal injuries and a broken left leg, according to investigators.

Police say that they were still investigating the cause of the crash but that they say speed didn't play a role in the incident.

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