Lakewood Boy Struck by Vehicle Spreading Awareness in a Creative Way

A Lakewood boy who was struck by a vehicle earlier in the season, is using his trauma to bring awareness to others.

10-year-old Yechiel R. was riding his scooter in Lakewood when he was struck by a vehicle. Luckily, he was wearing a helmet, but he still suffered a concussion and a broken leg.

He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and remained in a cast for about a month.

Now, he’s looking to make sure other children don’t go through the same trauma he did, by creating lawn signs encouraging children to look both ways before they cross the road.

“He just wants to spread awareness to other kids,” his father told TLS.

He added, “If anyone would like a sign like this placed in their neighborhood, please comment the location in the comment section.”

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  1. High street

    Sterling forest

    Sterling place

    The children should know why these signs were put up so they will take it seriously.

    Att Drivers: When you see these it should serve as as reminder to be a little more cautious. Chasdei HaShem the town has flourished, but to make it where you need to “on time” just isn’t worth the lives that you may be putting at risk Chas V’shalom.

    Stay safe everyone

  2. What a great idea, however parents need to educate their own children on how to navigate the basic safety parameters in life. Lakewood fails in basic skills and we often look to others for direction. It starts at the top,our children’s brain are like sponges,they are able to soak up a lot of information and if its repeated to them it will be 2nd nature.

  3. The sad part is his campaign is directed at the wrong people. It’s the drivers in Lakewood that need to look where they are going. I was in Lakewood for only a short period of time and I saw more accidents in those few months then I’ve seen in 5 years as a first responder in Israel and 3 yrs as a member in Hatzolloh in a different community in the USA. It is crazy how people in Lakewood drive.

  4. This sign should replace all stop signs in Lakewood. It’s a great attention getter and will probably be adhered to more effectively.

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