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Route 9 Reopens After Mother, Two Children Struck While Crossing

The Lakewood, N.J. police shield.
The Lakewood, N.J. police shield.

A 27-year-old Lakewood woman and her two children were injured after they were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Route 9 in Lakewood, authorities said.

The 10 p.m. accident closed the road overnight between Monday and Tuesday for four hours. It occurred in the area of Route 9 and Edgewood Court, police said.

The children were ages 1 and 4, according to police, and both suffered serious head injuries, while the mother suffered a facial laceration after being hit by a 1998 Lincoln Town Car that was heading north on the highway. All three were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment and further evaluation. The mother is listed in stable condition, while her children remain critical, according to police.


The investigation into the accident is continuing, though the road was reopened after about four hours. Anyone with information is urged to contact Lakewood Police Officer Dennis Dowden at 732-363-0200 ext. 5322.

  • avgjoe

    OK Im going to ask but WTH were a 1 & 4 year old doing out at 10 pm at night??

    • BrickJoel

      they were going to a neighbors house for cookies and bed time stories..”

  • Mark Story Jenks

    If I had babies, I would not be crossing a state highway with them at 10 pm. Especially in Lakewood. Did their car break down? What could be the reason?

  • Jerseygal

    I see a few other posters have questioned why the mother was out so late at night with young children……I cant ever recall being out that late back in the day when my kids were small. Likely poor visibility was a contributing factor.