VIDEO: [UPDATED] Two children on bikes were struck after a driver crashed through a bike path and into a tree this morning.
Shortly before 11 a.m., Police and Hatzolah were summoned to South Lake Drive for multiple reports of a pedestrian struck on the South Lake Drive bike path. Upon arrival, emergency personnel learned that two children riding bicycles were struck by a vehicle which lost control. One of the children was pinned under the vehicle, but managed to climb out, a first responder said.
The driver fled the scene on foot.
One of the victims, an approximately 6 year old boy, was transported by Hatzolah to Jersey Shore Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
Lakewood’s Traffic & Safety division and CIU are investigating the incident. Part of South Lake Drive is closed for the investigation.
UPDATE 1:25 p.m: The suspect – who had an arm injury as a result of the accident – was apprehended by police in a nearby home. He was transported to Police Headquarters. [TLS]