Jogger struck in Lakewood after driver falls asleep, police say (PHOTOS)

A jogger was struck by a vehicle in Lakewood this morning when a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, police say.

The accident occurred shortly after 8AM on New Hampshire Avenue, just south of Route 70.

Police say the pedestrian was jogging southbound on New Hampshire Avenue, when a driver in the northbound lanes fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into the southbound lane, striking the pedestrian, and then continuing onto the grass.

The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Lakewood’s Traffic Safety division is investigating the accident.


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  1. This is one my biggest fears! I work out all the time, either biking or running. I trust that drivers are responsible enough not to hit me. But this just makes me worried. Can I continue trusting drivers?! Just food for thought…

  2. A great thank you to the gentleman who picked up my sisters phone and alerted me to the accident. I am eternally grateful. A special thank you to the woman, whose voice I heard attending to my sister, again I am eternally grateful. My God watch over you and your families. Words aren’t enough.

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