Driver Injured After Taking Out Traffic Light And Crashing Into Woods When Brakes Fail

Driver Injured After Taking Out Traffic Light Pole And Crashing Into Woods picVIDEO: A driver was injured today when when the brakes on his vehicle reportedly failed, causing him to crash into a traffic light pole, and then into the woods. The incident occurred on Cedarbridge Avenue at the Parkway entrance, when the driver attempted to cross over Cedarbridge onto the Garden State Parkway, but took out the traffic light pole and then crashed into a tree across the road, according to witnesses.

traffic light pole down after crashThe driver was extricated from his vehicle by Lakewood EMS and Lakewood First Aid and was transported to Brick Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Other officials on scene included Hatzolah’s Monoc Paramedics, as well as State Police.

The driver’s pet, a cat, was uninjured in the crash, and was transported along with the patient. TLS-CCP.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. To #3 what does a cat in a car have to do with being frum??????
    Do you live in your own world and think that only non jews have cats.

    wake up and smell the coffee or maybe only non jews drink coffee…..

  2. I dont know the details but it is EXTREMELY RARE for brakes to fail to the point where you have no stopping power. Even when brakes fail, you can still steer, so its curious than after his brakes failed, he steered right into a pole instead of straight onto the entrance ramp of the parkway.

  3. i cant stop laughing..first at the moron who believes that a jew cannot own a pet.. jeez!

    second, the brakes failed??? highly doubt it, from the pictures, he was speeding around the curve of that jughandle going on cedarbridge north,trying to make the light, and lost control of his vehicle hitting a pole.

  4. In my experience, cats don’t like car rides. I bet the cat caused the driver to lose concentration and control of their vehicle.

    Have you ever seen a cat with it’s head out the window, enjoying a car ride like a dog does? Nope. It’s freaking out, darting all over the car.

  5. In cases such as this one, the cops impound the car to evaluate the integrity of the brakes. (Or other mechanical failures the car may have to cause the mva. In most cases, if the car appears to be in good working order, the driver is issued a summons, unless there are witnesses or other physical evidence that prove otherwise.)

  6. Pets should also be required to wear a restraint. They can wear a harness that is attached to the seat. (I’ve driven with a cat in my car. It was a stray I wanted to get rid of. She stayed under the seat the whole time she was in the car.)

  7. Cat and small animals need to be in a transport crate when in a moving vehicle. Larger animals should be in a special harness that buckles into the rear seatbelt.
    And for the other comments as to why this accident happened, have you ever been in a car that had a broken ( rusted ) brake line and you had no brake pedal at all. Every driver reacts differently when faced with this situation.

  8. Meow meow woem which means in cat ” I used to be frum but I wasn’t accepted in Lakewood so I moved to a more accepting community.”

  9. I had total brake failure when my brake line went on me! Luckily nothing happened. I noticed it just when I got to my job and the brake light went on. I drove home extremely cautiously, davening the whole time that I should make it home okay.

  10. when i was a kid i had a cat that we used to feed but we never took it in the car> as far as the car the car could have stalled which would make the power brakes and power steering fail. In such a situation all u have to do is pump the brakes and u can steer but its much harder it can be rough if it stalls suddenly

  11. #23. You took a foolish chance. Driving without brakes is dangerous whether you drive slowly or not. The wise thing would’ve been to have the car towed and repaired.

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