Longtime Lakewood crossing guard struck by ambulance thanks community

Andrew Howard, the longtime Lakewood crossing guard who was struck by an out-of-control ambulance in Lakewood yesterday, is thanking the community for all their support.

“Thank you all for your prayers and concern,” Howard wrote to TLS. “Thank you to all the first responders and the Lakewood Police Department for everything today…and the text messages – it’s wonderful the outpouring of concern.”

Howard suffered a leg injury and will need time to recover.

He jokingly added, “Get word to Ben from the community no coffee for a while my friend.🙂”


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There are 25 Comments to "Longtime Lakewood crossing guard struck by ambulance thanks community"

  • Ben says:

    Sorry Andrew. Wish you all the best. Brought you a coffee this morning but now I know why you weren’t there.


  • Mom says:

    A speedy recovery

  • lkwd mom says:

    Speedy recovery sir! Random lkwd mom rooting for u- ur job is so so important, thank you for ur services!

  • 7:15am Grey Honking Pilot says:

    Hey Andrew!
    Missed you this morning!
    So sorry to hear what happened to you yesterday. Hope you’re not in pain. Wishing you all the best, get well soon. Looking forward to seeing you on your feet again 🙂

  • Leah says:

    Fell better Andrew!!
    Hope to see you back on your feet really soon!
    I pass you each morning and really appreciate your service!

  • Karen Ann says:

    Get well soon. You made my day so much easier by helping get across rt 9. Thankful for all your help a Seman Tov bus driver.

  • Denise says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery! I was in tears when I saw the video as I immediately recognized where it occured and who was injured. If there is anything we (the community and my family) can do to help during your recoop please let us know.

  • me,myself&i says:

    Get Well Soon! You’re needed and missed by many!

  • Avraham says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. May G-D heal you quickly.

  • Chaim says:

    Have a speedy recovery

    To worlds greatest crossing guard.

    Lakewood couldn’t manage without you. Keep up the great work you do and May you get back on your feet soon

  • Feel better quick!! says:

    Hope you feel better asap! We’re thinking of you!
    Another Lakewood Mom

  • mo says:

    missed you this morning.
    I hope you have a full and quick recovery.

  • bd says:

    Wow Ben, what a kiddush Hashem!!

  • Mordekhai says:

    Dear Andrew,
    You do amazingly job on dangerous place and we need Township and Ocean County put up that traffic light ASAP. Thank G-D you weren’t so badly injured. Get well quickly.

  • Chaim says:

    I’m so sorry to hear what happened! Andrew is the most amazing crossing guard on this planet! he is a mentch par excellence! We wish you a super speedy recovery! Thanks for all you do

  • lakewood mother says:

    thank u for your service! feel better

  • South Side says:

    Andrew we missed your smile this morning!!
    Feel better!!

  • Shuey says:

    Thank you for all that you do for Lakewood. We greatly appreciate your service.
    May you have a speedy recovery.

  • Chaim says:

    Andrew, driving down RT 9 today was not the same without you!!! We all miss your friendly smile!!! We hope you have a full speedy recovery!!!

  • Genius says:

    Have a speedy recovery!
    You do your job so efficiently and professionally; the corner of Oak and 9 is just not the same without you there. Rain or shine, cold or warm you are there keeping us safe and helping us get to where we need to be. Sadly, it needed to come to this for us to show our appreciation to you as we have no time to do it while you’re on the job.

  • Concerened fellow says:

    Howard our hearts and prayers are with you, get well quick
    Can’t wait for you to be back
    At ur job.

    • appreciative mom says:

      Thank You Howard for helping the traffic control! Im sorry you got hurt, i hope you feel better quick!
      anyone in your position that needs to walk on the side of the road ex: predestrian, is in a dangerous place. your work is great but dangerous, can we put up a ‘smart’ traffic light there instead? this is an innovative idea but maybe we can put up a light with a live camera feed and ability to change the light remotely on a whim ex; like when you see cars on oak waiting to turn. this way you can still direct the traffic virtually without being in a dangerous postion!!

  • Another Appreciative Driver says:

    Thank you TLS for the chance to express my long overdue thanks to Andrew! Andrew, I blessed you every morning and every afternoon as I did carpool and crossed that busy intersection, and now I’m praying for your speedy recovery! I sincerely hope you’re back on your feet in no time. Your service to the community was invaluable, and your presence is sorely missed. Best wishes!

  • Thomas Mayrose says: