BREAKING: Pedestrian struck by vehicle, killed in Lakewood (PHOTOS)

A pedestrian was struck and killed this evening in Lakewood, officials say.

The accident occurred shortly after 5 PM on Madison Avenue, at the intersection of 5th Street.

Lakewood Hatzolah, Lakewood EMS, and Police responded to the scene.

The pedestrian, a woman, was transported to MMCSC and pronounced dead a short time later, officials told TLS.

Officials say the woman was crossing mid-block when she was struck.

An investigation is underway. Detours are in place.

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  1. I don’t know what happened so I’m not going to it was or wasn’t the drivers falt but as a driver I just want to say the people CAN NOT be seen with out a reflecter AT ALL! You may think that there’s street lights, head light etc. But you can’t be seen!!

  2. Safety is #1
    Didn’t we all grow up learning that?! That includes safety while driving, and safety when walking at night
    Safety in the home, and safety with strangers….(and so on)
    If everyone would make a conscious effort to be safe in the roads, I’m sure we will see a difference!
    Just like we wake up and consciously thank God for giving us our Neshama, take a moment and say God, help me to be safe and to stay safe
    (And when traveling long distance, there’s tefillas haderech which is a beautiful prayer!!!)

  3. Why crossing mid block when there are corners and that is where one is to cross. Reflectors are important as well but see reflectors are few and far in between

  4. They should remove the crosswalks at every intersection without a light on that whole stretch of rt 9 and only allow crossing at the lights.

  5. @terrible @shloimy there is no crosswalk at 5th and Madison. There are signs posted not to cross there. Also the person crossed mid-block. There is also bad visibility due to the hill.

    • yes, we need more lights. thankfully the township has begun installing more street lamps. The main lighting infrastructure in place in our town was installed when Lakewood was a nice quiet town and practically no one drove late at night. Just keep on calling the township and beg for more lights. Madison Avenue is out of the township’s jurisdiction as it is a state road(i know, we hear this all day) However I do think it is our elected officials responsibility to reach out to the State and lobby for better lighting on state roads which run through our town.

  6. Misaskim was not necessary even tho it was a fatal accident. Btw wearing reflecters might not be B’kovodig but still more Respectful than being dragged into a ambulance in a serious unstable condition

  7. It really don’t matter where she was not saying the driver did or didn’t drive aggressive or under the influence but regardless pedestrians have the right away not everywhere is there a crosswalk and in that part of town it’s dark and hard to see both should have paid more attention but in the long run the lady had the right away always been that way everyone should know that

  8. Route 9 is a highway!!!

    Unless there was a red light she most definitely did not have the right of way.
    Is so sad but unfortunately cars cant always stop quickly.
    Specially at night the car probably didn’t see the pedestrian!

  9. Even if pedestrians “always” have the right of way they can still be dead right. They should put up a cement barrier down the entire stretch of rt and only have openings at intersections with traffic signals along with u turn signals

  10. 1)The pedestrian was crossing MID-BLOCK!
    2)The car was travelling South on Rt 9-that means he came over the hill at 6th St and would not have seen her and had time to screech to a halt in those split seconds.

  11. I learned an interesting thing while being tested by the Army at the Induction Center – then up in Newark…VERY few people actually have any decent differentiation of color in low light situations. Even worse in near darkness. I scored excellently on that portion of the testing but I notice it for sure. Also with bright headlights shining directly towards you, one’s tendency is to focus on the oncoming vehicle, not on the sides of the road. Then there’s tailgating, speeding and distracted lighting. That figure you see on the side of the road could actually be IN the roadway but you might think it to be at the side of the roadway, possibly a pole, a sign, a series of ads, etc. Add into those issues, the huge public awareness campaign about pedestrian ROW it’s dangerous. Anymore it seems you’re taking your life in your hands crossing the road, especially at nighit!

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