TRAGEDY: Child Niftar after being struck by a vehicle in Lakewood [UPDATED – Levaya Info]

A Lakewood child was Niftar after being struck by a vehicle a short time ago.

The child, said to be approximate three years old, was reportedly riding her bike near her Forest Avenue home when she was struck.

First Hatzolah members on scene requested paramedics to respond on a rush due the severity of the injuries. She was pronounced at the scene.

Lakewood Askonim are on scene to ensure proper Kavod Ha’meis.

An investigation is underway.

Levaya information will be published when available.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

UPDATE: The Levaya for Haddasa Krohn A”H, daughter of R’ Avrohom Zelig and Yehudis, will tentatively take place at 6:30 PM at the 7th Street Chapel.

UPDATE 6:45 PM: The Prosecutor’s Office released the following statement moments ago:

“On 8/24/2017, at approximately 12:33 pm, the Lakewood Police Department responded to 424 – 7th Street for a report of a pedestrian struck. The arriving officers found a 3 year old female on the roadway next to her bicycle. Arriving paramedics pronounced the child deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation by the Lakewood Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s CSI Unit found a 2007 Ford F550 truck, driven by a Lakewood man 40 years of age, was traveling East on 7th Street when the victim exited her driveway on a bicycle directly in the path of the vehicle without warning resulting in the victim being run over by the truck.

The truck’s driver provided a consent to search his cellular device which yielded negative results. He was then transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus where he provided consent for a blood sample.

This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released upon confirmation and completion of family notifications.”



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  1. 1)Its not right to ask for names and not who did it and so on, in suchh a sensitive moment, people will find out what they have to know in the right time
    2)The trafic lights between six and ninth on Madison are no longer synchronized as they used to work together, and it makes it more dangerous to cross the streets.

  2. Moishe, there is another end to this tragedy, and that is the driver!! It doesn’t matter who it was. If a child runs into the street, it could be anyone in the driver’s seat r”l. May both ends of this tragedy be comforted and know of no more tzaar.

  3. Although the main tragedy in this story is obviously the nifteres and the family there is another aspect here that is usually overlooked. That is the the impact on the responding Hatzolah members. A Hatzolah member once mentioned to me that after such calls he is psychologically impacted for weeks.
    Hopefully we should not here any more tragedies like this.

  4. BDE

    i think its time we finally woke up as one loving nation together and started doing teshuva as a nation (not personal yom Kippur teshuva)-especially now is Elul-is there anyone yet that doesn’t know the fact that “there’s no such thing as coincidence”?

    I beg everyone to return to achdus and removal of Sinas chinam completely ASAP so ALL tzaros can come to a complete halt and we can be heading towards mashiach

    May her neshama have an aliya and may her family have a Nechama ASAP

  5. i find it very moving when people have a sensitivity to the driver instead of lashing out at him. One must be dan lekaf zev his. However such an accident is still a wake up call to drive carefully eyes always roaming the sides just in case a pedestrian is coming. Im not sure if people are aware of this driving skill. I remember when i used to hitch to yeshiva years ago people would not stop for me they would be looking straight ahead. I was in a quandary should i be dan lekaf zechus that he didn’t see me? then the question is “why didn’t you see me”? Bottom line when you’re sitting in a big machine going pretty fast stay focused not only on the road but make it a habit to have “your eyes roaming”. You can’t drive with assumptions. The only type of assumptions you can have is if a ball goes into the street ״there’s a child right behind it”. May Hashem give everyone the strength to continue and the pure Neshama have an aliya amein

  6. Imagine if R”L someone was on they’re phone and was the cause of such an accident
    Raboisai we (myself included) don’t understand the risk of texting/talking on the phone while driving. If you are in an accident and you cause a fatality it’s called manslaughter and you will sit
    Maybe we can start a campaign with rewards and incentives for those that keeps they’re hands off of the phone while driving

  7. You can drive (and should drive) in Lakewood with your eyes roaming the sides it still won’t necessarily help in all situations, the streets are lined with cars parked there is very limited view of the side walk and especially a small child that is way below the roof tops of the cars and even more the mini vans. Regarding the hitching, just because someone didn’t stop it doesn’t mean they didn’t see you, they saw and decided not to stop for what ever the reason may be, maybe be Dan lekaf zechus that he is turning off in a block or 2, or there is nowhere to sit in their car (cars seats, or packages all over the seats) or they are rushing somewhere.

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