FIRST REPORT: UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Ocean Ave; Driver Assaulted

breaking news tlsUPDATED: A pedestrian was killed and a driver seriously injured after a crash which ended with an assault, TLS has learned.

The incident, earlier reported on TLS as a serious accident, occurred on Ocean Avenue at about 6:50 PM on Saturday evening.

A woman crossing Ocean Avenue was reportedly walking with her family when she was struck by a vehicle. The victim, was transported to Ocean Medical Center in Brick with CPR in progress but succumbed to her injuries at 7:45 PM.

The deceased was identified as Chandra A. Martin, 41, of Ocean Avenue in Lakewood, police told TLS.

After she was struck however, family members of hers reportedly got violent and assaulted the driver that struck her.

The driver, whose identity is not available, suffered serious injuries from the ‎assault, and was airlifted to the Trauma room in Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

The incident remains under investigation and further details are still expected to emerge. ‎



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There are 23 Comments to "FIRST REPORT: UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Ocean Ave; Driver Assaulted"

  • Markw says:

    Wow. Very sad.

  • Howard says:

    Ocean Ave where? What town?

  • Yankov says:

    I guess he was acting as a goail hadam!

  • Murf says:

    So sad for all involved.

  • krakram says:

    Order your new lakewood bumper stickers
    “Pray for me I drive in Lakewood on

  • Dayanna Espinoza says:

    Omg I saw everything I am so sad omg

  • Anonymous says:


    This is an outrage that should not be tolerated by civilized men.

  • sneezer says:

    Any info where this occured

  • Amii says:

    It doesn’t matter what day of the week you drive in Lakewood it’s still a terrible place to drive . Prayers to all involved !!! I just wish every one would stop making everything about race

  • Anonymous says:

    So sad…I dont blame the family memeber for what they did to the driver b.c he is still alive and their sister is not…exodus 21:23 “but if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”

  • Kathy Mullen says:

    “A GOLDEN SOUL”, my dear friend Chandra. You will be sorely missed, my sweet co-worker……..I cannot believe you are no longer a part of my team……God rest your beautiful soul, my dearest CNA……xxxxoooo, You are such a wonderful lady…….;(

  • Kathy Mullen says:

    You are an angel, you cared for everybody, took the time to stop, listen and go out of your way to make everybody’s needs come before your own. I will miss you so so much, my dear friend and coworker of such a brief time……:( 🙁

  • Jay says:


    If you wish to live a life,and possibly die in such a manner, move off to (moderated). We here would like to live in a civilized society where the law is followed. We don’t beat people up because they were involved in an accident. Ocean Ave is still within the confines of the USA, regardless of what you may believe.

  • Anna says:

    My family was over friends house across the street from the house it happened. My mom told me when I got home from work.The man who got assaulted wasn’t the man driving. He was the passenger. The driver snuck out while all the camotion was going on and walked away with the othera who were in the car except the passenger who got assaulted because he got out of the car to see of the woman was okay. Other people who were with my family witnessed what I just said. Again my family was visiting friends in Lakewood who live across the street from where the accident happened. A couple other people were also there too.

  • Lawyer says:

    These people will be prosecuted to the full extent if the law. We have a legal system in this nation. The most basic function of government dating tto tthe beginning of the common law is an injury to an individual is an injury to the sovereign. This is the most basic of dinea d’malchusa in Anerica. There is no go’al hadam. I am shocked at these comments. Beating up the driver is an affront to every American and will not be tolerated in my hometown.

  • Veronica P. says:

    Chandra you will be missed! Our deepest condolence’s to the Martin family.
    From the Pedroza family.

  • Mello G says:

    I am still in disbelief……..My prayers and condolences to the Martin family……R.I.P. Mooka…you will be missed

    From the Gainey family

  • Menashe says:

    You can’t prosecute an illegal, even if he or she gets deported after 2 or three years they can walk back right through our miles and miles of open borders thanks to el presidente Obama . Sad but true

  • Lisa says:

    Prayers to all family and friends of
    Miss Martin, God needed another angel. May your soul know peace.and your memory live on.

  • roseann says:

    No 1 I read so far said it was okay what they did……there just missing there co worker/friend!as for the people who beat the man up will be prosecuted.these people have freedom of speech, they have a right to talk about the lady!! R.I.P so sorry for your loss family n friends… for the ones who beaten the man they will have there day in court n im sure they know they were wrong

  • shidon conqest says:

    so sad…r.i.p. Mooka

  • Mary mary says:

    Ok it was an accident, but what type of animals would attack someone because of an accident? I hope ALL these animals go to prison.

  • jassi says:

    I was there and it was horrible the man who got beat was going way to fast on a 25mph road and was driving in the middle lane. I think it was wrong her brothers beat him so bad but I feel if I saw my family member get killed right in front of me I would have done the same. But we were all scared. And her last moment should have been with her brothers by her side instead of beating the driver but they have to live with that guilt. I pray for her and her whole family. And hopefully they don’t charge her brothers with assault they have more things to worry about. And before people take about what her family did think about if it was your mother, sister or daughter it happened to and how would you react?

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