The total of motor crashes in Lakewood Township finally decreased in July from the total in June. However, there was one fatality and one overturned vehicle in July, with zero in June.

Total year to date, the number of pedestrians struck each week continues to escalate.

As previously reported here on FAA News, at the Township Committee meeting in May, Central Avenue resident Avi Gordon said "Lakewood has 3 pedestrians hit per week. That is not ok." He asked why traffic safety isn't taken into consideration as more and more construction is approved.

Mayor Coles agreed that 3 pedestrians struck per week is not ok, however, he did not give any response to Mr. Gordon's on-point question.

July 2023

Total Crashes 448

Fatality 1

Overturned vehicles 1

Pedestrian struck 11

No injuries 333

Crashes with injuries 44

Hit and Run with no injuries 48

Hit and Run with injuries 1


Police vehicles 4

June 2023

Total Crashes 489

Pedestrian struck 23

Entrapment 3

Vehicle into building 3

No injuries 337

Crashes with injuries 52

Hit and Run with no injuries 60

Hit and Run with injuries 2


Police vehicle 3

Total for 2023 to date

Total Crashes 3,095

Pedestrians struck 116 (an average of 3.9 per week)

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