Multiple injured, two seriously in accident on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood

Multiple people are injured after an accident on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood.

The accident happened at the intersection of Chestnut Street shortly before 7:00 AM.

Some of the patients had to be extricated from one of the vehicles.


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  1. These accidents are happening because there is no normal way of turning onto New Hampshire, especially from Chestnut. How in the world does the township allow these housing developments without proper traffic patterns and traffic lights in place.You can’t always blame the drivers, theycan be waiting to make the turn for half an hour if they don’t take any chances.

  2. I don’t know if people text or not and that’s why they get into accidents but I know that being on your phone while your driving is a huge distraction and we must Bring it to an abrupt end. THERE SHOULD BE A MOVEMENT CALLED “ונשמרתם מאוד לנפשותכם

  3. Time for a traffic signal at the corner of Chestnut and New Hampshire

    There’s an accident there daily.

    Actually numerous accidents daily.

    Very tough intersection.

  4. Why is Lakewood so bad? There are many answers, which complement one another:
    1. Overbuilding without proper road infrastructure (not enough road, lanes, lights, turning lanes) for the rapidly expanding population
    2. Everyone is always in a rush
    3. People don’t use common sense or display road courtesy
    4. There is much speeding, phone usage, trying to catch the yellow light before it turns red, ignoring stop signs, turning where prohibited, and general attitude that traffic laws and signs are either mere suggestions, or only apply to others.

  5. I have to turn at that intersection every day and it’s a NIGHTMARE of a dangerous intersection! It seriously has to be one of the worst intersections in Lakewood.

  6. The obvious solution is to keep rapidly building Lakewood up. Once, due to overwhelming amount of vehicles, all the traffic everywhere in town slows down to 2 mph, the only possible accidents will become the bumpy cars ones – scratches and minor dents.
    Therefore, I propose for immediate approval of another 1,000 units anywhere along Rt 9, or anywhere else where traffic is already close to parking lot speeds.

    • As I always stress in these columns, since the Orthodox are expanding into other surrounding towns (and your leadership is preparing for this) please tell them to plan for the infrastructure needed to accommodate your community’s growth.

  7. It’s all day everyday! I am on New Hamshire constantly as I live right off it. I dread going down from 70 to 88. So many near misses! Sometimes I will take the Parkway and get off in Brick and come down 88 just to avoid all the nonsense. It’s dangerous people don’t know how to drive and they all Drive distracted. No wonder our insurance is so freaking High.

  8. What we really need, is for police to write tickets lots of tickets for traffic violations. When there will be fear of the police in the population, safety will be restored to the roads

  9. To Rivka. Why don’t you make a right handed turn drive down the highway a bit, and when it’s absolutely safe make a fast u-turn and continue along your merry way. I’m willing to bet you it’s safer that way.

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