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Update: Mother, Two Children Crossing Route 9 Struck by Car in Lakewood

Lakewood Township

Police continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving three pedestrians, a mother and her two kids (1 and 4 years of age), on Route 9 in Lakewood.

Police responded to the scene where they learned that a 27-year-old Lakewood woman was hit by a 1998 Lincoln Towncar as she was attempting to cross Rt 9 with her two children (4 and 1 years of age).

The Towncar, operated by a 50-year-old Toms River man, was traveling north at the time of the accident.

The woman sustained a facial laceration and both children sustained serious head injuries.

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.

As a result of the investigation Rt 9 was closed between Central Avenue and Pine Street for approximately 4hrs.

Assisting Officer Dennis Dowden of the LPD Traffic Safety Unit in the investigation is the NJ DOT, the Ocean County Sheriff's Department, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office as well as multiple emergency medical service units.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer Dowden at 732-363-0200 ext. 5322