Lakewood: Pedestrian In Wheelchair Fatally Struck By Vehicle On Route 9


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A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lakewood, early Friday morning.

It happened just before 12:30AM (Friday morning) on Route 9 near John Street, just opposite the 7-11. Sources tell YWN that the man drove his wheelchair directly into traffic, attempting to cross Route 9. He was struck by a vehicle, and thrown quite a distance.

Lakewood Hatzolah was on the scene in seconds, and reported that the man was in traumatic arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Paramedics a few minutes later.

Chevra Kaddisha services were not needed in this tragic incident.

Lakewood Police are on the scene investigating – expect Route 9 to be closed for hours.

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