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Good Samaritan May Have Helped Save 2 Children In Lakewood Accident

Two young children reportedly were pinned under a car in a Sunday accident

It may have been the quick thinking of an unknown person who rescued two young children pinned under the car in a Lakewood accident on Sunday, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

The Lakewood Scoop has pictures of the man and is asking if anybody knows him.

The two young children were reportedly unconscious when they were pulled from under the vehicle.

The man immediately got out of his car, popped the trunk of the vehicle which was on top of the children, removed the car’s jack, and began jacking up the car, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

The accident reportedly happened at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Route 9 and Cushman Street, according to The Asbury Park Press. The newspaper identified  the driver as 20-year-old Baila Chana Berglas of Lakewood.

The children remain in serious but stable condition at Jersey Shore Medica Center this morning.

More information on this story can be found here.

Joyce Cunliffe January 21, 2013 at 05:43 PM
He is a hero and boy was that quick thinking on his part.
WhyohWhy January 21, 2013 at 05:58 PM
SMH.... now I have seen it all... Lakewood Scoop ? So glad he didn't hesitate and keep walking....their are some good peop[le out there.
john January 21, 2013 at 06:47 PM
hope the kids are ok !
WMS826 January 21, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I hope the kids are ok. I also hope this man remains unidentified as he so desires less he be named in any lawsuits. Stranger things have happened.
DennyD January 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM
I'm sure that is why he got out of there right away.
scrabble girl January 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Whoever you are "Thank You"
clamdigger January 22, 2013 at 12:44 AM
I too hope he can remain unidentified unless he feels it is necessary to come forward. the guy did a good thing, live and let live. under the guise of trying to give him a reward or a special award someone could try to seek him out just to use him in a lawsuit.
Louie January 22, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Wow! I just say Thank You and glad this man was there!
WMS826 January 22, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Well you are either better thanks Suzie or never been sued and or out in the real world. If there is money in it there is no boundary. Either way he will loose a day or more pay at supeona depositions and other proceedings even if he is not named. Then cross examined b the leach defending the party of the second part and Put and placed on the defensive. Not worth it....not worth hiring handicap people, not worth hiring minority workers, not worth doing anything since these lawsuits always hurt the guy just doing the right thing.
Louie January 22, 2013 at 02:40 AM
wms826 ....Can you please explain the first part of your first paragraph I am out in the real world and did appear for depositions and testified in court and yes I would do it again .
ed crowley January 22, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Would you do it if it ment seperating you from your family? You are still here so I guess this was not the price for you.
ParentM January 22, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Agreed! This man did a great thing. Now leave him be like he apparently desires. This is one reason why so many might just remain "bystanders" as opposed to "heros".
Irina January 22, 2013 at 04:12 PM
NJ has a law protecting Good Samaritan.
VoiceofReason January 22, 2013 at 06:14 PM
If the high hat wearing jerks were watching 2 of their 900 kids in the first place this never would have happened. OR if the person driving the vehicle was actually obeying traffic laws it wouldn't have happened either. I swear that town needs to just fall into the earth and be forgotten about forever. It's disgusting.
i don't get it?? January 22, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I looked at this article on the Lakewood Scoop...it clearly states that the man did NOT want to be identified, however almost every post left a name...then on top of it, a commenting party asked that the man not be called a "Samaritan", and told people to "Google the meaning"...SERIOUSLY??!!?? The word was not meant in any way to be used as a Religious reference...I'm all for believing in what you may, but to the rest of the world, being known as a GOOD SAMARITAN is a compliment...shame on that reader for making it mean anything but...
billy jones January 22, 2013 at 08:36 PM
This guy could of seriously hurt someone. Next time leave it to the professionals cowboy.
Jeannie Blythe January 22, 2013 at 08:57 PM
100% correct. NJ may have laws to protect good samaritans, but laws also have many loopholes.
. January 22, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I work in Lakewood and every morning it is like a demolition derby. No one follows any laws.
proudnot2bliberal January 23, 2013 at 01:22 AM
you are a POS. I hope YOU never need help or are you a UNION THUG whos upset you didnt ge a bonus for using you special tool?
mjmjr January 23, 2013 at 02:32 PM
PLEASE FENCE IN LAKEWOOD,KEEP THEM ALL TOGETHER
WMS826 January 23, 2013 at 03:00 PM
They will be here soon enough. lakewood is maxed out. As they grow and have a million kids who grow up they will need to expand into Brick.
fed up January 23, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Traffic laws? That stretch of Rt.9 between Rt. 70 and countyline Rd. is known as the gaza strip or the gauntlet.
JOHNNY Done it January 24, 2013 at 02:02 AM
WOULD have to agree with fed up & . & voice of reason I have found there careless driving by witnessing it & checking out there vehicles they aim there vehicles no regards for there own people or anyone else The others have so many kids they cant keep track ( I feel sorry for the children) & than when they pass away they just have another on our dime ..This is fact..Not trying to be ignorant Cause they get away with .Just like them all steading to be rabbis .That town should be 100% religious & no crime That's why Lakewood is broke not too many people pay taxes there .. No one wants to do nothing about that why moved south in ocean county
Don Mulvey January 24, 2013 at 07:11 PM
The folks of lakewood are already in Brick, just look around. They are all over Shop rite, Walmart etc. they are buying up all the condos and renting them to the govt. check people to get the values down. Its only a matter of time they will be building those large buildings to teach in and pay NO TAXES. Then they will take over the gov. as they did in lakewood and ruin everything.
citizen January 25, 2013 at 06:59 PM
I really can't believe the tone of these messages. The Lakewood residents are made to sound like locusts or something. I have to say that I agree with some of the sentiments, I could never put that in writting.
VoiceofReason January 25, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Lakewood is a disturbing town and 90+% of people avoid traveling through it. "The Lakewood Residents" as you called them, are ignorant and have no regard for other peoples property. I worked in that town, unfortunately, for a few years and feared for my life, and my vehicle every darn day. It's one thing if you want to live in filth, be rude and ignorant and oblivious to your own "people" but to the rest of us, they need a little slap... They are disgusting.
JW January 29, 2013 at 04:55 AM
I'm so surprised at the tone of these comments. i actually have been working in Lakewood for the last 5 years and while the traffic can get really bad, I have been pretty impressed with the people that I've come into contact with. I can also tell you (from the line of work that I'm in) they they absolutely pay taxes. Come on folks, this is America in 2013, are we so intimidated by people who are different than we are that we actually need to resort to such hate and ignorance? If so then I fear for the world my kids will grow up in, if my own neighbors are spewing hatred and nastiness. I thought we were better than that.
Mind of my own January 29, 2013 at 05:21 AM
It is disgusting how people try to sell their obvious bigotry as anything but that. All of these theories that "They" (The Jews) don't pay taxes and "All" of them drive horrible. Really? Lets see your thorough research that proves your statement. The truth is, you have done no research. You've just spewed out what you have heard or thought you have seen through out your life driving through Lakewood. What you are doing is called stereotyping and being prejudice. How about the immense amount of illegal aliens in Lakewood. They are not paying taxes yet they can get free healthcare for their children. Or how about the blacks, Latinos and Caucasians of different faiths who are not working and collecting government assistance. There is more that is contributing to this town's economic spiral than the "people in tall hats with their 900 kids" So before you post something like this on a website, you should do some research. All you are doing is insulting the intelligence of it readers!!!
VoiceofReason January 31, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Umm...no - no research neeeded. The illegals don't drive, the hats do. Look at their vehicles. It's definitely stereotyping. HOWEVER it's also the truth. Anyone can agree. And everyone pretty much does. Ya literally risk your life driving through Lakewood. It's disgusting.

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