A 17-year-old Manahawkin woman was charged in a hit and run accident in Lakehurst Wednesday evening.
At 8:00 PM, Lakehurst Officers were dispatched to A Street in the Pinehurst Estates Section of the borough for a reported hit and run, according to Lakehurst Police Chief Eric S. Higgins.
Upon arrival, officers were advised that a young female with several passengers had been leaving the Pinehurst Park when she struck a curb and then hit two parked vehicles, the chief said.
Witnesses at the scene were able to provide a description of the vehicle but no license plate number. Through investigation officers were able to identify the passengers in the vehicle and subsequently the driver of the vehicle. The driver and her parents were contacted and she responded to police headquarters.
"The driver of the vehicle advised that a passenger in the vehicle had
taken her picture and the flash caused her to lose control of the
vehicle causing her to strike the parked vehicles. The driver panicked
and fled the scene," Higgins said.
The driver was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain lane,
leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and
provisional driver violation.
The matter is pending a municipal court appearance.
Sergeants Baranyay and Heinzman, and Officer Gallo investigated.