Police stepping up patrol in Lakewood after uptick in fatal crashes

Authorities in Ocean County announced Monday they are stepping up traffic enforcement in the state’s fastest growing town after a rash of car crashes resulting in fatalities and serious injuries.

The new detail, which starts Thursday, will focus on the following intersections and roads in Lakewood: Cedar Bridge Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd.; U.S. 9 and County Road 526 (County Line Road); State Highway 70 and State Highway 88.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said the initiative came after 13 fatal crashes, and “numerous” serious collisions have happened on these roads in 2017.

Similar efforts on County Road 539 and …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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