UPDATE: 44-Year-Old Lakewood Woman Struck by Car; Critical Injuries
According to a statement released by police, At around 9:58 p.m. there was a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Rt. 70 eastbound just prior to the driveway at 1900 Shorrock Street.
According to police a car traveling eastbound on Rt. 70 struck a pedestrian crossing from the southbound side of the roadway to the north side.
Police say the driver of the vehicle, identified as Ms. Maria Lopez, 20, of Lakewood was operating a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Mrs. Lopez stated she was traveling east on Rt. 70 in the middle lane when a pedestrian ran into the roadway.
Police say Mrs. Lopez stated she swerved to the left to avoid the pedestrian however the victim continued north and her vehicle struck the woman.
Mrs. Lopez stopped her vehicle and stayed on the scene.
Police identified the pedestrian as Ms. Stephanie Komar, 44, of Lakewood.
Police say due to her injuries, they were unable to obtain a statement from her.
Mr. Komar sustained multiple broken bones as well as a skull fracture and was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment by Lakewood EMS.
Police say Mrs. Komar is in a medically induced coma.
There was no information at this time to ascertain if Mrs. Komar was under the influence of alcohol or CDS at the time of the crash.
Police say Mrs. Lopez did not exhibit any signs of impairment and speed was not a factor in the crash.
Based on the crash scene it appears that Mrs. Lopez was traveling below the posted 50MPH speed limit at the time the crash occurred according to police.
Police say Mrs. Komar was crossing Rt. 70 at a location where crossing of pedestrians is prohibited. In addition, Mrs. Komar failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle.
The Ocean Country Prosecutor's Vehicular Homicide Unit was notified and declined to respond.
The crash scene was photographed and marked out in the event a laser diagram needs to be completed.
As of now, no summons have been issued according to police.