Hatzolah Member Enroute To A Call Involved In 3 Vehicle MVA

PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED 6:55 PM] A Hatzolah Paramedic enroute to a call was involved in a serious accident this evening. The crash occurred on Route 9 and James Street about 5:45 PM. Multiple Hatzolah, Lakewood First Aid, EMS, Monoc and fire department members responded to the scene, which involved 3 vehicles.

The Hatzolah member was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center and the other two drivers involved were transported to Kimball Medical Center. All injuries appear to be non life-threatening. TLS-89/TLS-55/TLS-FY/TLS-CCP.

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  1. not surprised. I saw 4 cars this morning fail to yield to an ambulance with lights flashing and a siren on. I really hope that all involved recover completely and maybe someone learned something.

  2. Refuah sheleima to all those involved. I am now waiting for someone to post that if there were a lot more Hatzolah members they would not have to drive. They could just walk.

  3. oh hashem yerachem-please drivers yeild to any emergency vehicle they may just be saving your borhters life please be more careful it hurts to see those pictures

  4. I agree with everyone here that people need to yield to ALL emergency vehicles, but on the other hand the emergency vehicle drivers also must be careful of ignorant drivers. There are a ton of ignorant drivers in Lakewood.

  5. Route 9 and James/Pine Street is a very dangerous intersection. My workplace is close by and I do everything that I can to avoid this intersection after witnessing numerous near-accidents. While there are turning lanes on three of the four sides of the intersection, there are no turning lights on James or Pine. Consequently, there are many times when there is an entire line-up of cars that inch out into the intersection and turn on the “yellow-red”, sometimes when it is already green on Route 9. Additionally, there is no turning lane on James Street, so drivers oftentimes pass left-turning cars on the right. And to complicate matters worse, Pine Street turns to the right shortly before the intersection, so when there is a line-up of cars in the turning lane, it blocks left-turning cars on James St.’s view of oncoming traffic (going straight across Route 9), and it blocks the view of oncoming traffic from Pine Street’s view of left-turning cars from James St.
    In case my explanation is too technical or difficult to understand, I invite you to experience it first-hand at about 2 PM. I have rarely encountered an aggressive or rude driver at this intersection; rather, the incredible confusion due to the set-up and lack of turning lights and turning lane on James St makes all drivers operate on a guesswork game. This is a very risky situation that must be corrected immediately!
    Best wishes and tefilos for a speedy recovery for all those involved…

  6. A Speedy and Complete recovery to all the injured!

    I would like to share a troubling sight I witnessed today (11/17/2011). At 2:50pm I was on Rt. 88 when a First Responder was on his way to an emergency. The EMT had his emergency lights on, it was quite a light show, and his siren was blaring. He even added some sound effects from an electric air horn for good measure. All kidding aside, he seemed to be in a major hurry to a serious medical emergency. Despite all this, the utility truck he was following Eastbound on route 88 did not make the slightest attempt to pull over and yield. Despite several attempts to move to the left of the truck so that he would be clearly visible in the truck’s mirror, the utility truck did not yield. I was really upset that someone can feel that they can act this way with impunity.

  7. This should be reported to the utility as well as the police. Even if you missed the plate or ID of the truck, the utility has a record of who was where and this should not go unaddressed.

  8. this hatzolah paramedic member BH did have the green light. and I’m maskim there should be turning lanes with turn arrow lights. just btw this accident has nothjng to do with hatzolah,as this hatzolah suv is a monoc vehicle used excusively for monoc/medic calls. and it’ll be dealt with monocs insurance. may they all be well. (btw, monoc stands for Monmouth-Ocean they serve Monmouth and ocean counties)

  9. the driving in lakewood is getting very wild and out of control it feels like brooklyn were everybody thinks they own the road if only everybody learns when you have to move over and let somebody by

  10. To #17 “know it all” you obviously don’t know it all. The truck belongs to Hatzolah and he was responding to a Hatzolah call. The Hatzolah medics only practice ALS under Monoc. That is the “partnership” between the two.

  11. I used to work in EMS in Ocean and Monmouth counties. From my experience you notice more people that pull over than people that don’t. We all like to believe that people would yield when an emergency vehicle comes by but most of the time it does NOT happen.

  12. To “fact”- #19
    We aren’t disagreeing. They use 450 to respond to ALS calls which goes through monoc. Every ALS call is dispatched through monoc. 450 A”H is was NEVER used foe BLS calls.
    Do we have any hatzalah guys on the air tjat would like weigh in?

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