South Jersey Football Player Continues Recovery from Hit-and-Run
Pennsville Memorial High School will be a sea of blue-and-gold to show support for a member of the football team who was seriously hurt in a weekend hit-and-run.
Pennsville Township police say 17-year-old Kyle Pszenny had been at his girlfriend's house and was headed home on his skateboard when he was struck by a car around 2 a.m. Sunday. They say he suffered "serious" injuries to his head, neck, leg and ear and had undergone surgery at a hospital in Delaware.
"Doctors reported that the swelling was not as bad as initially thought," reads a post on the Pennsville Memorial High School Athletic Department Facebook page. Pszenny was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon.
Pszenny's mother, Crystal Parks, thanked the community for their support. "We'd like to thank Pennsville for their support for Kyle," she told NBC Philadelphia.. "We want to let you know that he's in critical condition. We ask you to respect the family with peace and give Kyle time to please heal. We thank everybody. And Kyle strong."
Authorities say Pszenny was found after a resident who had heard a "thud" called 911. Police continue to look for a Hyundai Elantra with "extensive front end damage" believed to have struck Pszenny and then left the scene. "Our next move now is to basically focus on leads, maybe someone will call — sometimes in an incident like this a person may come in a few days later to avoid being arrested for drunk driving that sometimes happens as well," Pennsville Police Chief Allen J. Cummings told NJ.com.
The driver of the car that hit the teen could face several charges, including leaving scene of accident, aggravated assault and failure to report an accident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Pennsville Police at 856-678-7777.
- School officials PD Pennsville HS football player struck in hit-and-run /6 ABC
- Police search for car that struck Pennsville athlete Kyle Pszenny in hit-and-run / NJ.com
- Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes New Jersey High School Football Player on Skateboard / NBC 10
The Associated Press contributed to this report