OCPD Investigating Hit & Run Collision Involving Pedestrian

On August 17, 2013, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Ocean City police responded just south of the intersection at 62nd Street and Coastal Highway in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 26-year-old male of Virginia, was crossing Coastal Highway from west to east and was struck in northbound lane three. The vehicle then fled the scene.

During the investigation, police found a vehicle part near the collision site that is believed to be from the vehicle involved. The part is thought to have possibly come from a newer model Volkswagen Jetta. A search of the vehicle was conducted with negative results. The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported by Ocean City EMS to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the vehicle involved in this incident is asked to contact PFC Joseph Centofranchi at 410-520-5381. Those with information may remain anonymous.