Student in Lakewood struck by vehicle as he gets off the bus, police say

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LAKEWOOD−An 18-year-old student was struck by a passing vehicle as he was exiting a school bus on Madison Avenue and Courtney Road Wednesday night, police said.

The teen suffered a head injury in the 10 p.m. collision that was not believed to be life-threatening, and he was taken to a local trauma center, police said.

After the bus, traveling south on Madison Avenue, stopped at Courtney Road and the flashing red lights were switched on, the student got off and began crossing toward the northbound lane, Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith said.

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At the same time, a 2020 Acura driven by a 24-year-old Howell man was heading south in the passing lane on Madison Avenue. He failed to heed the flashing red lights and the Acura struck the student, police said

A field sobriety test returned negative results. The unnamed driver was issued several motor vehicles summons.

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This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Lakewood NJ student struck by vehicle after exiting school bus