Accident investigation closes portion of Route 70 in Lakewood

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    Authorities have closed a portion of Route 70 in Lakewood for an accident investigation Monday afternoon.

    The Lakewood Scoop reports that an elderly pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on the highway near Buckingham Drive shortly before 2 p.m.

    Local and county investigative resources are on the scene.

    The police investigation involves both the westbound and eastbound lanes west of the Garden State Parkway, forcing a full closure, according to 511nj.org. 

    At 2:23 p.m., JSHN contributor Nicolas Fuller reported that traffic was backed up “at least a couple miles” and “not moving” in the eastbound lanes near the accident site.

    A detour is rerouting vehicles away from the closed lanes. 

    No additional details were immediately available. 

    This is a developing story. Check back for more information. 

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