TEHILLIM: Two Children Injured, One Critically, in Lakewood Scooter Accident [PHOTOS]

Two children were hospitalized this afternoon, one with critical injuries, following a scooter accident in Lakewood, officials confirmed to TLS.

The accident happened this afternoon while the children were reportedly riding an electric scooter together.

Hatzolah responded and treated the children on scene before transporting them to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The specific scooter is said to reach speeds of 35 MPH. Both children were wearing helmets at the time.

Lakewood’s Traffic Safety unit and OCPO are investigating the accident.

Please be Mispallel for Meir ben Nechama.

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    • Why the Rabbis?!?

      Parents should take responsibility for this!! It is our job to protect our children. We need to be the parents and not cave when our children pull the “but everyone has one” card.

      And if we cave we need to know it comes with the responsibility that the next kid will use our kid’s name as the begging point to ask his parents for said item…

      • The Rabbis should advise that this is against the Torah because they are too dangerous. The Torah ban’s doing dangerous things so we don’t need the Rabbi’s to ban it. We just need them to advise whether they are to be included in the Torah’s ban.

        • The scooter isn’t the danger here. It’s the careless, thoughtless operator’s wreaking havoc, no matter what the age. Nachamu for all of Klal Yisrael.

  1. This has nothing to do with Lakewood or it’s rabbanim. It wasn’t even involving Lakewood kids. Accidents happen all the time and both drivers and pedestrians should be careful.

    • Your statement that accidents happen all the time is quite baffling. How can it be okay that you can allow 2 kids to ride a scooter at 35 mph and just say that accidents happen! It’s neglectful in the least and probably worse. Additionally it’s too fast for a sidewalk so they have to ride it in the street with cars flying by. One last thing about if rabbanim should get involved, In Israel the rabbanim banned bachurim from having electric bikes.

  2. If your son’s school would come out and ban scooters, how many parents would abide by the rule? How many would bristle at the fact that the school gets involved in private decisions of patents? And how many would openly flout it? Maybe schools have to pick their battles and leave responsibility for their own child’s safety to the parents.

  3. The title of the article says Tehilim (i.e. Tehillim needed) NOT “YOUR OPINION ON SCOOTERS NEEDED.” Unless you have the exact details, it’s not the time and place. Hashem is in charge. We need to daven that the injured boy is healed.
    Please write a separate letter for the Scoop to print if you have issue with scooters or guarding our health or parent responsibility about this matter.
    As parents, how would you want others to respond to a request for Tehillim? Blaming? Opinions? Or promises to daven and comments for speedy healing?

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