The incident occurred at about 7:26 PM on Sunday evening, at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard, at Clifton Avenue.
Witnesses say the 17 year old girl was about two steps into the crosswalk northbound when she was struck by the vehicle traveling eastbound. The vehicle then fled the scene Eastbound on Kennedy Boulevard.
The girl suffered severe head trauma and was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, Silberstien says.
According to pieces of the vehicle recovered at the scene, police are looking for a 2006-2007 light colored Jeep Liberty with front passenger damage, mirror damage as well as marker light damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Silberstien at 732-363-0200, extension 5387. TLS