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Despite that the Lakewood Police Department recently did some undercover enforcement on pedestrian crossings, the total number of motor crashes - and specifically, the number of pedestrians struck - in Lakewood Township once again increased in August from July.

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. He did not give any answer for Mr. Gordon's on-point question.

August 2023
Total Crashes 451
Overturned vehicles 2
Pedestrian struck 15
No injuries 333
Crashes with injuries 56
Hit and Run with no injuries 30
Hit and Run with injuries 6
DWI with injuries 1
Vehicles into building 4
Police vehicle 1

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

Total for 2023 to date
Total Crashes 3,546
Pedestrians struck 131 (an average of 3.9 per week)

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Anonymous said...

I have a question. Why does this report show 3 DWI while the oolice blotter shows 16?

ab said...

Because only 3 of the 16 resulted in a collision.