Pedestrian In Serious Condition After Being Struck On Route 9

VIDEO: A pedestrian was transported in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Route 9 this evening. The incident occurred about 6:00 PM in front of the Shop Rite plaza. The pedestrian, a man, was reportedly crossing Route 9 when he was struck by a vehicle driving southbound on Route 9.

The pedestrian reportedly crashed through the windshield of he car, and landed on the road.

A resident who heard the crash tells TLS, he came out of a local store and saw the victim laying face down in the roadway, unresponsive.

Moments following the incident, a Howell EMS Ambulance passed by, and was flagged down to the scene.

Hatzolah Paramedics and Lakewood First Aid also responded to the scene.

The patient was transported by Howell EMS to Jersey Shore Medical Center in serious condition, and the driver was transported by Hatzolah to Kimball Medical Center with minor injuries.

LPD’s Traffic & Safety division responded to the scene as well. TLS- CCP/TLS-55.

(This story was first reported in our News Alerts).

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Why don’t they go to the corner and cross at the light?? I can’t tell you how many times I had to short stop and nearly hit someone. The cars have the right of way on a busy, high speed road like Rt. 9.

  2. My heart goes out to the family…
    But – how many times a month does this scenario have to play out until people realize it is fatal to cross there!?! Perhaps the township should post signs with large lettering in English and Spanish: DO NOT CROSS HERE??? C’MON!

  3. And how about the 3 women dressed in black that I almost hit while driving through a parking lot just now??!!?? They informed me that they were planning on walking along Rt 9 North to Howell. I guess we just have to hope that “shomer psaim H-shem ” will protect them…

  4. Enough whats happening change the speed limits…enforce speeding!…ticket those on cell phones..ticket those who run red lights… How many people have to get hit in this town

  5. It is not the township’s job – or any government’s job – to explain “common sense” to people.

    Do you know that McDonald’s actually writes on their hot cups to be careful because “contents are hot”?

    We, as a society, are becoming so dumb and immature if we need instructions how to lead our lives.

    That said, I hope this person has a full recovery.

  6. Thats a really bad spot I see so many running across the road all the time ,just crazy people you are playing russian roullete with your life ,is it really worth it?????

  7. This is a very dangerous area, as people cross route 9 from shop rite all the time, while there are cars going 50 mph in both directions.

    Adding to this problem are the people who make a left onto rt 9 from shop rite when there is a sign that clearly indicates NO LEFT TURNS

  8. Mr Slow Down,

    Without being involved in the investigation of this terrible incident I would guess that the pedestrian (dressed in black) ran across the street and the driver unfortunately did not see and nebach hit him. I drive on Rt. 9 by shoprite every day and see people run across the street as cars are coming (at 50 mph) endangering they’re lives the solution would surely be to ticket people that run across Rt. 9 what would you say if you are driving on Garden state parkway and pedestrian ran into roadway would you ask police to enforce speeding laws??

  9. Mr Slow Down,

    Without being involved in the investigation of this terrible incident I would guess that the pedestrian (dressed in black) ran across the street and the driver unfortunately did not see and nebach hit him. I drive on Rt. 9 by shoprite every day and see people run across the street as cars are coming (at 50 mph) endangering they’re lives.The solution would surely be to ticket people that run across Rt. 9 not by a crosswalk.
    What would you say if you were driving on the Garden state parkway and pedestrian ran into roadway would you ask police to enforce speeding laws??

  10. They should put a pic of all the people that where hit by cars facing the direction people run across. They should also have the cop that is stopping people from hitchhiking stand and give them tickets for j-walking.

  11. Cross at the green, not in between.

    In other words, for those that don’t understand – cross the road at the traffic light on the corner. Don’t cross in the middle of the block. That’s called “j-walking”.

  12. This is the spot where a great deal of pedestrian/vehicle accidents occur. Once identified by many serious injuries and death, we need to take more responsibility.
    We are not able to change behavior through education about the risk involved in attempting to cross the roadway on foot, or prompt drivers to slow down and be observant of people in the roadway at this location.
    It is therefore our duty and responsibility to add a traffic signal and a crosswalk across US RT9 to protect pedestrians and drivers alike.
    When accidents such as this occur, there is nothing but pain and anguish for the pedestrian, the motorist, the families, and the first responders.
    We have the wherewithal to remedy the situation. Now it is our duty to get it done. Our prayers go to all of the above mentioned victims.

  13. Mr Hobday- There IS an intersection for pedestrians, people just dont want to travel a little bit farther down Rt 9 to use it so they dash across the road and take their lives and the drivers lives in their hands. I’m sure you’re also in favor of having a traffic light on every corner. People need to use common sense and not have the rest of the world penalized for their actions.

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