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UPDATE: Reward Offered in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Case

Lower Saucon Township Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Easton Road Aug. 31. A $10,000 reward is being offered by an area business for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the responsible party.

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Easton Road Pedestrian Hit and Run

Pictured above is a view of the 2300 block of Easton Road, looking east from the area of Beechwood Court. Lower Saucon Township Police say it was along this straight, flat stretch of road that a pedestrian was struck and injured by a driver who then fled the scene Wednesday at around 5:45 p.m. Investigators are asking for tips from the public to help them identify the driver of the vehicle. (Credit: Google Street View)

UPDATE (Sept. 8, 2022): Lower Saucon Township Police announced Thursday that Johanna Foods Inc. of Flemington, N.J., is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian in the 2300 block of Easton Road, Lower Saucon Township, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Eric Marth at 610-625-8722 or submit a tip via the LSTPD Crimewatch Tip Line and reference Inc. #20220831M4702.

A hit-and-run accident on Easton Road on Aug. 31 left a pedestrian injured, and Lower Saucon Township Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying the driver.

In a post on the department’s Crimewatch site, police said the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of Easton Road between Ringhoffer Road and Beechwood Court; a straight, flat stretch of road with narrow shoulders and without any sidewalks.

Police did not have a description of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, but said its driver fled east in the direction of Lower Saucon Road.

According to the bulletin, the pedestrian was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident, but the extent of their injuries was unknown.

“The offending vehicle may have passenger front or passenger side damage,” police noted.

Police also asked residents in the area to check their security cameras for any recordings of the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who has any information pertinent to it is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-759-2200 or to submit a tip via their Crimewatch Tipline, and reference Incident #20210831M4702.

On Sept. 8, police announced that Johanna Foods Inc. of Flemington, N.J., is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the hit-and-run accident.

According to the description for a recent Johanna Foods Inc. job listing in Bethlehem, “Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, N.J. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country‚Äôs largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.”

The description noted that “Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.”

The area in which the accident occurred is primarily residential on one side of the road, which is in Lower Saucon Township . The other side of the road is within the Bethlehem city limits and is home to numerous warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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