Teen Scooterist Hospitalized Following Accident in Lakewood [PHOTOS]

A Bachur was hospitalized today after colliding with a vehicle in Lakewood today.

The accident happened around 11:15 AM on Cross Street.

Hatzolah responded and treated the boy on scene before transporting him to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Lakewood Traffic Safety division is investigating the accident.

Cross Street is partially shut eastbound just west of Rt. 9 for the investigation.

 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Horrible, and likely not the drivers fault.

    Parents please educate your children to use crosswalks and looks both ways before crossing on a scooter especially.

    Someone in a high pickup truck cannot see if you cross in their blind spot

    He should have a refuah bkarov

  2. who is at fault in this particular accident is not an issue for this thread BUT what should be our issue is that this IS the fault of the township both for not upgrading the streets sidewalks crosswalks and signs to accommodate what is a prevalent trend of motorized riding equipment for underage drivers AND ALSO for allowing this trend to mushroom and balloon out of control in our community without any regulations guidelines or even recommendations for vendors or consumers and everyone is following everyone else and nobody is stopping to think or ask what is the correct way to operate such a product and the result borders on life threatening, so what is our responsibility and that of the elected officials is to commission a study on this practice and write laws which will help make our streets more safe for our children

      • That’s a very disturbing comment. My son sometimes bikes on Cross Street to get to Yeshiva. He bikes on the shoulder with a helmet. He said the drivers honk at him like he’s wrong for biking there. Anyway, parents can’t necessarily afford $15 for taxi’s. You don’t know why boys are biking and you don’t know the financials of other families. It so happens that we can B”H afford taxi’s but my son bikes for exercise. He does have van service and chooses to bike. There should be no reason that he should not be able to bike safely in this town.

  3. Problem is teens don’t have a driver’s command of the road. They don’t see the roads from the perspective of a driver.
    We’re giving teens a motorized vehicle and putting them on the roads together with cars, but not teaching them to see the road the way someone driving a car does, so they don’t realize how their actions affect drivers.

  4. I can tell you what happened from living on that block and having almost experienced accidents in the same manner. Cars are always using the shoulder from a few hundred feet before the end of cross Street in order to get to the right only lane at Rt. 9. Every time I drive my car in or out of the block I almost get hit by drivers doing the that, this is what happened today as a pedestrian was crossing and a car came speeding down the shoulder and hit him. You can see from the pics of the pickup that he was stopped on the shoulder not in middle of the road.

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