LAKEWOOD - Lakewood police have stepped up their search for a driver on the run.

A 17-year-old girl was crossing the intersection of East Kennedy Boulevard and Clifton Avenue on Oct. 8, when she was struck by a vehicle. She has since remained hospitalized at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Police were at the intersection yesterday handing out flyers to passing drivers. They are looking for a light-colored Jeep Liberty that should have passenger side and front corner damage. Anyone with information can call Lakewood police at 732-363-0200.