TEHILLIM: Man in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in Lakewood; Was visiting for Shabbos

hatz-lkwdA man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Route 9 in Lakewood last night.

The man, from Monsey, New York, said to be in his 50s, was reportedly coming home from Shul at approximately 7 PM when  he was struck while crossing over Route 9 near Presidential Estates.

EMS initially responded to the scene and found the man lying unconscious on the road. A passerby noticed that the patient was Jewish, and immediately called Hatzolah.

He suffered serious a head injury and other serious injuries, officials confirm to TLS.

The victim was transported by Hatzolah to a landing zone and airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in critical condition.

Please be Mispallel for Moshe Yecheskel ben Fayga.


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  1. “A passerby noticed that the patient was Jewish, and immediately called Hatzolah.”

    What is the relevance of noticing that the victim was Jewish? Is the implication that the passerby would not have called for help at all if the victim was not obviously Jewish, or that they would have called for help but not to Hatzolah? What would common practice be in such a situation in the Lakewood community?

  2. He was pronounced dead by ems when yid passed by he saw the victim wearing tzitzis and told someone to call hatzolah. Mutual aid from brick was provided.

  3. To Egla Arufa: EMS was on the scene and pronounced him dead. It was then that an invidual who arrived noticed that he’s a yid and called hatzala who were able to revive him bh.

  4. that are is so dangerous. there is no cross walk. it is dark. they are doing construction near there with cones that just further aggregates the situation.
    Lakewood has to start to care about safety. It is enough that we are building but take care of the people. While I care about the building and congestion. I woudl be more than happy to sit in traffic a little longer to be safer. more cross walks. ligfhted streets.
    Rt 9, in that area doesnt have full sidewalks, and where it does, you have to contstatntly cross the road to get to the side walk.

  5. To Grady: it says that EMS was already on the scene. He would’ve called medical help in any case, whether the victim was Jewish or not, but he noticed that EMS was already there.The passerby called Hatzolah when he noticed the victim was Jewish because there are certain religious sensitivities that have to be taken care of when a Jew is extremely critical or possibly dying, and he figured Hatzolah would be able to better deal with these religious sensitivities. But of course he would’ve called for help for any human being if help was not already there!!

  6. Thank you, J and Anonymous, for answering what was a genuine question. I appreciate the responses. I was not attempting to be provocative (as the many down ratings on my question indicate some assumed), but really wanted to know how the situation would be handled.

  7. First off prayers for this man and that he recovers. I suggest all who wear black at night wear reflection. All the lights and crosswalks can not help one see someone in all black. I can not tell you how many close calls I have had with folks popping off the sidewalk to cross at night they blend in with the darkness.

  8. Regarding the tragic incident reported in this article, a saying comes to mind that was constantly repeated during my stint in NYC governance. “Without responsible City Planning stuffing more people into new boxes leads to stuffing people in pine boxes”. In NYC if there was no sidewalk either the city or property owner were responsible. If repairs or installations were not made within the alloted timeframe, significant fines would be incurred not to mention the potential liabilies which your home insurance won’t cover. I know Lakewood is not NYC but its coming real close to some neighborhoods there with everyday that passes.

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