Police say a 68-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck in a hit-and-run accident in Brick Township and police are asking the public's help to find the driver.

James Joseph Cox suffered multiple serious injuries after being hit around 5:45 p.m. Monday while crossing Lanes Mill Road in front of Parkway Pizza just south of Burnt Tavern Road. There is a bus stop and commuter lot nearby.  The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is now involved with the case.

Police say the driver of a dark red Nissan, either an Altima or Sentra, was making a slowed down briefly before leaving the scene. A passerby tended to Cox until emergency crews arrived.

The car has front end damage that includes the grill, hood and windshield. Lanes Mill Road was closed for 2 1/2  hours as police conducted an investigation.

Cox is in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Brick Police at 732-929-2027.


The Associated Press contributed to this report