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Gloucester Township Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver

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GLOUCESTER TWP., N.J. -

Police say they are trying to track down the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a 23-year-old man in the hospital with serious injuries.

Tonight, the victim's mother is making an emotional plea to the public.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reports.

The former Timber Creek High School football star, Kevin Trant, is bed ridden in Cooper University Hospital's Trauma Unit, where he's in neck brace and hooked up to several machines.

"Just to see your son in that condition, words can't express it,” said his mother, Grace Trant.

Grace says her emotions are all over the place.

"I'm on a roller coaster. I'm glad that he's still alive, he knows who we are, so that is the good news,” she said.

Gloucester Township police say Kevin was walking across the street near the intersection of Sicklerville and Jarvis roads by the Strawberry Square shopping center Sunday night when he was struck by a driver, who kept on going, drastically altering his life.

"My son just went to work that day and was crossing the street and isn't going to be home for about 10 months so the doctors tell us,” said his mother. "He says it seems like the person actually sped up when they saw him crossing the street, he actually had to crawl because he was in the middle of the road, to get to the sidewalk."

"He had a broken pelvis, broken shoulder, broken elbow, broken foot and he had a punctured lung,” said Deputy Police Chief David Harkins.

Chief Harkins says they need to talk to the driver as soon as possible.

"It's our opinion at this point that the person obviously knew that they struck a person. But maybe the person just panicked, maybe they're scared, it's not too late for them to just come forward and give their account,” he said.

While Kevin's mother spends most of her time at the hospital tending to her son, she's issuing the following plea to the public.

"If there's anyone out there that knows any information about the car that hit my son, please call the Gloucester Township police and give them the information."

If you have any information, please contact the Gloucester Township Police Department by calling Police Dispatch at (856) 228-4500 or 9-1-1. 

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