Police: Hit and run driver turns himself in

July 18, 2011 5:15:02 PM PDT
Bristol Township police say calls from Action News viewers led to the arrest of the driver in a dump truck hit and run in Bucks County.

Numerous viewers called in to police after seeing last night's report on Action News at 11.

Police say that led to 21-year-old Sean Cook turning himself in to authorities around 6:00 p.m. Monday.

Cook is charged with Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, several charges of Hit and Run Felony, and numerous related summary charges.

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

Investigators say a 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.

Bristol Township police say two suspects then vacated the dump truck and fled the scene on foot.

The dump truck was from Eddington Supply Co., but police say it was not stolen, as some had thought.

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.

The female remains in extremely critical condition.

The 21-year-old driver received non-life-threatening injuries.