$10,000 reward in hit and run case

December 5, 2008 4:06:30 PM PST
Police in Collingswood are still trying to track down the hit and run driver who critically injured 35-year-old Brian Hickey a week ago.

There is now a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Angela Hickey went to Cooper Hospital Friday to visit her husband, but he may not know she was there. 35-year-old Brian Hickey is in a coma. He was struck on North Atlantic Avenue near West Linden at 10:15 p.m. last Friday nightas he walked to the PATCO station

"I have faith that my husband is going to wake up and come out of this, but I think it's wrong to not come forward; you should take responsibility for your actions," Angela Hickey said.

Brian Hickey is a free lance journalist. He was also a spokesman for John Dougherty's state senate campaign last spring and was interviewed on Action News. Reward flyers are posted in Collingswood store windows.

Hickey may have been in the street for a long time, but for Michael Freeman who lives nearby.

"I looked out, my dog was barking, that's what made me look out the window, and I see a man laying in the street," Freeman said.

"We want to thank you for calling 911; he was able to get treatment very quickly, because of you he is probably alive," Angela said, referring to Michael Freeman.

There are skid marks at the scene, but police say no other evidence from the car; they're looking for help.

Anyone with information is asked to call Collingswood Police at (856) 854-2401 EXT. 101.

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