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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