BREAKING UPDATE: Cyclist Struck by Vehicle in Lakewood Dies; Police Seek Hit and Run Driver

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lakewood Township Chief of Police Gregory Meyer are seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal hit and run involving a pick-up truck and a bicyclist that occurred at approximately 8:12 pm last night at the intersection of Route 70 and New Hampshire Ave. in Lakewood Township.

“We are seeking assistance in locating  a full size, four door ‘Pepsi Blue’ pick-up truck with possible front, driver’s side headlamp damage. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Route 70 toward Manchester Township and is believed to be involved the fatal hit and run of a Hispanic male that was riding his bicycle westbound on Route 70 on the south shoulder of the roadway. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and/or its operator is asked to please contact Detective Andrew Harnett of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office- Vehicular Homicide Unit at 732-929-2027, ext. 3790, or Lakewood Township Police Lieutenant Leroy Marshall at 732-363-0200, ext. 5349,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.

“This is obviously an ongoing and active investigation and any assistance from anyone that may have witnessed this incident or has seen this vehicle would be greatly appreciated,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

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  1. Shimon and Levi engaged the entire city of Shechem in war for failing to enforce basic laws and here is someone who was killed by someone and it is our duty to help law enforcement find and bring the perpetrator to justice whether by providing videos of this crime or just by paying taxes to help purchase upgraded investigative equipment

  2. Of course we don’t know what happened here, but this reminds me that we have to be more vigilant about wearing reflectors and using reflective gear at night. The amount of near misses has been posted here many times. We talk about it after the night time accidents. But let’s be proactive, instead of reactively wringing our hands. Let’s try to prevent these occurrences before they happen. Please, for my sake, as well as yours, please wear reflectors at night.

  3. When our Matriarch Sarah had a baby boy, God did a large miracle and all the women in that country that were trying for years to have a baby, finally became pregnant and they all got healthy babies.
    I will tell you a little secret, if we were all 100% perfect, it would never happen such an accident, the cyclist would have never gotten hit and also we would not have amongst us in Ocean County mammals that can actually flee after a deadly accident.

  4. Says the vuctim was on south side west bound 70.
    That’s the inside of the highway.
    I’m not minimizing the tragedy but it seems like the victim was on the wrong side

  5. There is an area of great concern.
    There are 10s of boys dressed in dark clothing on Pine Street just west of New Hampshire.
    It is frightening – they are barely visible
    Please spread the word to your sons, nephews, friends that all these bochurim need to move to the side AND WEAR REFLECTORS. Please!

  6. My earlier comment was a reply to the first comment ( Mr. Goose) . I guess somehow by error my comment showed up as an additional comment. I was really talking to the first person.

  7. Even if the driver couldn’t see the victim and hit him unintentionally, he should not have left the scene of the accident. That itself is a criminal offense.

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