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Search for driver who hit man, 24, in Hamilton

South Jersey authorities are looking for a driver who hit a Mercer County man and just kept going.
South Jersey authorities are looking for a driver who hit a Mercer County man and just kept going.

Authorities say 24-year-old Ryan Hamilton was run over early Sunday morning feet away from his Sylvan Avenue home.

Police believe the car, seen on surveillance, is a 2006 to 2012, 4-door, light-colored Nissan Altima.

The video was shot by a home security camera seconds before Hamilton was hit and dragged under the car for 50 feet.

"They have the victim trapped under the car, he's yelling for help. They put it in reverse, backup a few feet, put it in drive, go forward a few feet, trying to get him out from underneath," Hamilton Police Lt. Richard Mastropolo said.

Hamilton police are looking for two men and a woman who were in that car.

Images, while grainy, show one of them standing in front of the vehicle's headlights, another off to the right.



The security camera was also able to capture some audio of the suspects.

"She says something to the effect of 'look what you did to my car,'" Mastropolo said.

And then police say the trio fled the scene, leaving Ryan Hamilton seriously injured in the middle of the road.

"He had a wound bleeding profusely, so thank God we had neighbors who are awesome. We can thank them for him being alive," sister Kaitlin Hamilton said.

"Just dial 911 and report it. Even if you do leave, at least report it and get him some help," neighbor Barbara Calisti said.

Hamilton suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries.

He's recovering at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

The nonprofit Hometown Heroes group is helping to raise money to assist with Ryan's medical bills.

Neighbors are still stunned by the callousness of the trio that repeatedly rolled over Ryan and left him in the road.

"I don't know if these people were on drugs, were drunk, whatever. I'm sure they were something to do something like this," neighbor Tim Kunert said.

Ryan Hamilton is listed in good condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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