TRAGEDY: Pedestrian struck, Killed in Lakewood [UPDATED]

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Lakewood this evening.

The accident occurred on Central Avenue, near West Gate, around 7:35 PM.

Hatzolah paramedics rushed to the scene and found the patient in critical condition.

The patient was transported to MMCSC with CPR in progress, and was Niftar at the hospital. He was approximately 58.

Lakewood’s Traffic Safety division is investigating.

Askonim are working to ensure Kavod Ha’meis.

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  1. Stop the Lakewood building?
    Maybe stop your selfish attitude and love your jewish neighbor.
    If you don’t like Lakewood leave and let people that want to live here, live here!
    You’re causing fights, chilul hashem and anger.

  2. At please. I love my jewish neighbor more than I love sheet rock which is why I’m asking for better lighting in this town so that people that want to live here can actually live and hopefully a long life. May this neshama have an aliya. This really is terrible news.

  3. I’m also worried about the building. It has nothing to do with people being Jewish or them my neighbors. I’m worried about the huge amounts of traffic in this tiny town. If this town is going to turn into a city, we are going to need more and bigger roads.

  4. Tomer Devorah,

    Words DESTROY lives! Very smart comment, likely appreciated by the poor family at this time. Everything has it’s time and place.

  5. “Lkwd guy” relax. Yes,let’s say again what “Tomer Devorah” said…reflectors save lives. And yes, exactly now is the time for us to be aware. Of course, accidents happen, but we have to donthe best to do our part to increase safety.

  6. What does building have to do with it? Most likely he wasn’t visible to the driver who struck him because it was dark and he was wearing dark clothes and no reflector. Everyone, Please wear reflectors when walking in the street in the dark! BD”E

  7. It’s very sad to hear – I drove by last night and feared the worst. People need to be more careful when driving – traffic at night is fierce in this area.

  8. Sidewalks, lighting.
    New housing is not the enemy. Traffic is. Widen rt 9 rt 88 co line rd east cross st and strategic traffic light.

  9. Back in the day we had neviim telling us pshat in a tragedy… Dovid Hamelech asked the urim vetumim and didn’t always understand the answer right away . In place of neviim we had daas Torah the einei haeidah.. NOW BORUCH HASHEM WE HAVE POSTERS THAT FUTURE IT OUT INSTANTLY! My friends there is r”l a slew of tragedies in the last few weeks.. let’s not a- Chalk it up to localized issues this isn’t a traffic story or a isolated heart attack crib death etc.. b-let’s not leave the understanding of the big issues to instant analysis on tlc.

  10. NEWSFLASH! He was wearing a reflector. It was at the scene. So… for those who feel the need to find something to blame it on, and feel safer because they wear reflectors, yes, it can happen to you too. let’s focus on the tragedy and not feel smug.

  11. Bde.He was wearing a reflector,but unfortunately the driver was drunk. Please don’t drink, and drive, and when driving please be careful.
    May his neshama have an aliyah, and may we not know of any more tragedies.

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