Lakewood Man Dies after Being Struck Twice on Route 70

crime scene lpd tlsA Lakewood man died after being struck by a vehicle on Route 70 last night, Toms River Police say. At about 11:21 p.m. last night, Police and medical units responded to the area of Route 70 and Whitesville Road in reference to a pedestrian that had been struck by a car, as reported last night on our News Alerts (@lakewoodscoop).

A 67 year old Manchester resident was traveling West on Route 70 and had already crossed over Whitesville Road when the front of his car struck Jagit Singh-Kandah, 30, of Lakewood. Mr. Singh-Kandah was apparently crossing route 70 in a Southerly direction when he was struck by Mr. Gesualdo.

After the initial impact, as he was lying in the roadway, he was hit by a second vehicle that was traveling West on Route 70. That vehicle then pulled into the Rite Aid Pharmacy parking lot and fled the scene in an unknown direction. It is believed to be a silver or light colored, small boxy sport utility vehicle.

Mr. Singh-Kandah was transported to Monmouth Center Southern Campus for treatment of multiple injuries. Despite the physician’s attempts, he passed away at 12:16 a.m.

Anyone with information on this crash should call investigating officer Kenneth Thomas or Officer Brian Doyle at 732-349-0150. [TLS]

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  1. It says AM, lol maybe tls took your suggestion and did a edit.
    Now that we got that time straight, how about expressing some condolences for the man and the family loss. The one car pulled in riteaid and then took off. Is a price of a goy so cheap we can’t express even a moment of compassion? We were treated like nothing more than dust and we need to avoid treating people like that

  2. Thats a dangerous part of 70 to cross, hell anywhere on 70 isnt good to cross. Hope the guy that drove away gets turned in. Probably a drunk person driving. Horrible way to go.

  3. Lakewooder, are you ever so right. Don’t bore me with the details of the victim, just make sure you pronounced the name correctly.

  4. Why do we have to say the word “goy” in our comments? Why can’t we just say non-jew. Wouldn’t that be more respectful? I am jewish but I don’t even like the word “goy” anymore.

  5. This is so sad to hear. My deep condolences to the family over this man’s untimely death. Commenters keep in mind that this site is read not only by yehudim, and please show a kidush Hashem by showing compassion that Jews have for others not only in our own circles!!!!

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