Two sought in Croydon dump truck hit and run

Bristol Township police say a dump truck failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a Toyota Scion late Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Croydon, Pa. (Action News Viewer Photo)

July 18, 2011 5:13:16 PM PDT
Bristol Township police are investigating a hit and run crash that left two people hospitalized.

UPDATE: Suspect turns himself in

The incident took place at 11:47 p.m. on Saturday on Cedar and New York Avenues in Croydon.

The crash involved a small white and black dump truck from Eddington Supply Co., from Bensalem, Pa. and a 2008 Toyota Scion XD.

Investigators say the dump truck was traveling westbound on New York Avenue, blew through a stop sign, hit a Toyota Scion traveling south on Cedar Avenue, jumped the curb, and smashed into a fence before finally coming to a stop.

The Toyota then slid into a parked, unattended Pontiac Vibe on New York Avenue.

Bristol Township police say the two suspects, only described as white males, then vacated the dump truck and fled the scene on foot.

Beer cans were found in and around the truck.

The driver of the Toyota was a 21-year-old male and the passenger was his 23-year-old girlfriend; both are from Burlington, NJ. Both were transported to Aria Hospital's Torresdale Campus by the Bucks County Rescue Squad.

Authorities say the driver has non-life-threatening injuries. His girlfriend remains in a coma in critical condition.

Croydon resident Deb Price says neighbors witnessed the speeding truck prior to the accident.

"The owner of Eddington Supply was here [Saturday] night and claimed the truck was stolen," Price said.

Police are investigating that claim.

They believe the two suspects may have suffered injuries as well in the crash, especially the passenger.

"The passenger's head hit the windshield, his flesh and hair was embedded in the windshield," Price said.

Neighbor Cheryl Doan's surveillance cameras captured the accident.

"That was the worst accident I've ever seen in my life," Doan said.

Cedar Avenue between Pennsylvania Avenue and State Road was closed until 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police were assisted at the scene by Croydon Fire Company and the Bristol Township Fire Police.

The police are asking for the public's help in identifying the occupants of the dump truck.

Anyone who saw the dump truck driving earlier or has any other information about this crash is asked to call Officer Polistina at 215-785-6107 ext 2996.

Action News reached out to Eddington Supply, but our phone calls have not been returned.

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