BELMAR, NJ — A resident of the Belmar senior housing building was critically injured this afternoon when she was struck by a motor vehicle in the crosswalk leading to the Eighth Avenue facility, according to the Belmar Police Department.
The woman, who remains unidentified pending notification of her family, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she underwent surgery following the July 1 accident, said Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman.
Her condition was not known as of 7 p.m. — four hours after Belmar police responded to the emergency call.
The woman, who was using a walker, was in the crosswalk on Eighth Avenue between Main Street and Route 35 when she was struck by a vehicle heading westbound toward Route 35, Huisman said.
The driver, whose name was not released, told police he was distracted and did not see the woman, he added.
The Eighth Avenue crosswalk, which is lined with signs posted in each direction alerting motorists to stop for pedestrians, is a main thoroughfare leading in and out of Belmar. It’s also a frequently used by residents of the 50-unit senior building who do not have cars and can walk directly to the Belmar Plaza to shop or dine.
Huisman said the accident is under investigation by the Belmar police.
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