A New Jersey man displaced by Sandy died this weekend after getting hit by two cars near the motel in which he was temporarily residing. Thomas Lewis, 36, had to evacuate his Seaside Heights home after the hurricane last month.
He and his girlfriend, Michelle Barreto, had been staying at Crossland Economy Studios, a motel on Route 73 in Maple Shade, NJ. They decided to go to a nearby bowling alley Saturday night, and on their way there around 1 a.m. Lewis was struck by two cars as he crossed Route 73 North near Route 38. "We haven't been anywhere since the hurricane," Barreto told the Times. "Then I see him get hit."
Lewis, who worked construction after a few failed business ventures, leaves behind his parents, nine siblings and a son who will turn five next week. His landlord said Lewis's Seaside Heights home, where he lived with Barreto, had not sustained significant damage from the storm.