BELMAR, NJ — A 64-year-old resident of the Belmar senior housing building remains in critical condition from injuries suffered yesterday afternoon when she was struck by a motor vehicle in the crosswalk leading from the Eighth Avenue facility, according to the Belmar Police Department.
The woman, who remains unidentified, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she underwent surgery following the July 1 accident, said Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman.
The uninjured driver — an 83-year-old Avon-by-the-Sea resident who was heading west toward Route 35 — told police he was distracted and did not see the woman, who was using a walker, police said.
Eighth Avenue was closed in both directions for several hours following the accident, which was called in to the Monmouth County hotline at 3:08 p.m., police said.
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.
The accident is under investigation by the Belmar Police Department Detective Bureau’s Detective/Captain Thomas Cox and Traffic Safety Unit Officers Michael Allen and Joseph Clayton. Anyone with information on the accident are asked to call the police department at 732-681-1700.
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