Camden Man Critical After Haddon Twp. Hit-and-Run, Heights Man Charged


Felemonte Negrete-Ponce of Camden is in critical condition, authorities said. Richard Bennett of Haddon Heights was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and endangering a victim.

By Matt Skoufalos

Authorities said a Camden man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car around midnight Saturday in Haddon Township.

Thirty-five-year-old Felemone Negrete-Ponce was riding a bike near Pershing Avenue and the Black Horse Pike when he was hit by a car, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO).

Some six hours later, Richard Bennett, 68, of Haddon Heights, reported to Haddon Heights Police that “he believed he had struck someone with his vehicle on the Black Horse Pike,” the CCPO said.

Bennett was charged in Haddon Township with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim. He posted bail and was released.

Negrete-Ponce is listed in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call CCPO Det. Sgt. John Hunsinger (856-365-3239), Haddon Township Det. Sgt. Joseph Johnston (856-833-6207), or e-mail

Last week another cyclist from Camden was fatally injured in an accident, when Pennsauken Police believe Efrain Mateo-Morales, 36, rode into the side of a vehicle at the intersection of North Park Drive and Route 130.

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