Pa. Motorist suffers broken legs in hit and run

New Jersey (August 01, 2011)  According to the New Jersey State Police a Philadelphia teenager was struck on the southbound shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike / I-95 around 11:24 a.m. in South Brunswick.  18 year-old Reynoldo Torres-Pena, had pulled his Honda Accord onto the shoulder of the road with a flat tire.

Reynoldo Torres-Pena was attempting to walk to the rear of his vehicle when a white box truck struck him and did not stop.

The force of the impact tossed Reynoldo Torres-Pena onto, then over his Honda Accord.  He sustained serious injuries, including two broken legs, yet he was still able to call 911 and give a description of the vehicle that struck him.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed in both directions for a brief period of time so that a medical helicopter could land.  Torres-Pena was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and is in critical condition.  The two lanes southbound were closed for several hours as State Police investigated the accident scene.

The New Jersey State Police is asking for your assistance. If you were in the area and witnessed this accident or may have information, please call the State Police at 609-860-9000, ext. 4400.

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