UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured on Cedarbridge Ave

ped strk cedarbridge 11-24-13PHOTO: A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle this evening, officials say. The pedestrian was struck on Cedarbridge Avenue between South Clover and Arlington Avenue at about 5:30 PM.

Police, EMS and LFA  – both BLS and ALS units – responded to the scene and found the man with a serious head trauma, officials say.

Alcohol was emanating from the scene, officials say, though it’s unconfirmed at this time if the pedestrian was intoxicated. The pedestrian is believed to be from Tent City, another official said.

The man was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Lakewood’s Traffic & Safety division is investigating the crash. [TLS-52/TLS-CCP]

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. There we go again drunk ppl from tent city!!! But “tent city doesn’t have alcoholics” they are just ppl who fell in hard time and have “no ” money for basic necessities! What a joke I hope all the news agencies cover thus like they cover the rest of the tent city story!!!!!

  2. Lots of good reasons why tent city should go. This is a tragedy and not one of them. Maybe there should be more traffic lights in the area? Maybe driver could’ve been more careful? We don’t know. But twisting tragedies to fit ur agenda is not a very nice thing to do.

  3. a self inflicted tragedy!!! nothing is being twisted. I recently took a drive in the surrounding neighborhoods around tent city – drunk people going and coming – actually on friday i called ems on a drunk individual who kept on falling down on his way back to the camp!

    THIS IS A TRAGEDY THAT IS ALSO A REASON!!!

    My heart goes out for all those people living in the surrounding area i would not want my children to be exposed or in danger from this!

    I have a strong feeling that the people living in tent city have another motive………..

    i have a feeling even if lkwd would offer them a real house for a year they will NOT take them up on the offer!!!!!!

  4. To Crystel: My friend was by a car last year while crossing the road at almost the exact same spot. He is still recovering from the serious injuries that he received from the accident. He does not drink , do drugs or live in tent city. Do you think his accident was a self inflicted tragedy or just maybe this could happen to anyone.

  5. Now that’s a real tragedy!! But a drunken person who gets hit is a self inflicted tragedy, especially in this case where most of them are suffering from substance abuse and are not seeking to get admittef into a facility that can offer them help!

  6. To anonymous: about your friend sorry to hear hope full recovery. On a side note when under the influence he most likely didnt see the car coming, your right could happen to anyone. But just like car accidents when your drunk your more likely to crash. the person in charge of tent should be held accountable and charged for these things he allows the drinking to No end he should have a no tolerance rule in place

  7. This portion of road ids not a safe place for pedestrians. If someone was looking for a solution, it would probably be smart to lower the speed limit until after the Tent city encampment going south, and lower it sooner going north. Posting a traffic officer close to that area to give tickets to those speeding would create an incentive to drive more carefully. However, I can’t agree more that the abundance of drunks roaming around that area makes a person naturally want to speed up just to get away from it…we feel badly for them (they need help) but do not want to drive slowly enough that we have to explain to our innocent children in the backseat why there are people stumbling down the road.

  8. A recent study conducted in April of this year showed that Lakewood has had over 100 pedestrians struck by vehicles over the past year..i really can’t believe the lack of humanity being posted by some of you on this article….do you really mean to say that these people should just be dead because they have issues?? Is that the way you have been taught to treat fellow people??? The real issue is over population in the town,anyone that has driven through Lakewood recently knows the truth…

  9. Yid, I live in a suburb, not a metropolitan area. I grew up in a new jersey suburb. Random drunks roaming the streets is not something I am used to…and no, I shouldn’t have to explain to my 7 year old that some people want their life to be Purim every day if I have chosen to live in a suburb.

  10. The pedestrian is a family member of mine and is not a residence of tent city. He is still in a great deal of pain. Whether the pedestrian was intoxicated or not the driver is responsible for whatever happens while he is operating his vehicle.

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