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Pedestrian Dies After Hopping Barrier, Being Struck on Brick Blvd.

Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Officer on site

A pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday night near the intersection of Cedar Bridge Avenue and Brick Boulevard.

The accident took place at approximately 7:40 p.m., police said.

Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian said a man estimated to be in his mid 40s – who has not yet been identified – hopped over the concrete 'Jersey' barrier 30 feet south of the intersection.

At that time, Charles J. Gardner, 42, of Brick, was travelling southbound on Brick Boulevard in his 2011 Ford Escape SUV and had a green light, Bedrosian said.

The pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, was hit soon after hopping over the barrier into a lane of traffic. The impact threw the pedestrian about 140 feet, Bedrosian said.

Gardner came to a stop about 120 feet away from the accident.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene, and traffic on Brick Boulevard was diverted for about two hours.

Bedrosian and Officer Scott Dierking of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation. The identity of the pedestrian and cause of the crash are still pending further investigation.

Anyone with information surrounding the crash is being asked to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.

DAVID M. NEAFIE December 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I ride a bikeand walk, cause of tickets I have in North Carolina. I never have any problems crossing anywhere around here, you have to see every car and where it is headed. I dont know how anyone can be so stupid.Even if I was drunk I could cross safely. What do some people cross without looking or what. I value my life more.. Maybe it was one of our thousands of illegal mexicans. Either way its sad..RIP..
Mark December 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM
that's how roads are referred to ... a 2 lane road is 1 lane in each direction .. 4 lane road is 2 lanes of each direction and so on
Nj Ghost December 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM
deez nuts.....you know nothing about politics or guns....shut up moron!!!
jerzey fish December 29, 2012 at 07:42 PM
how come nobody is pointing out how fast the driver was going this man was thrown 140 feet the speed limit is 35 going to 40 at burger king? the only person that knows what truely happend is the driver and i dont see him posting R.I.P. Andrew
Anna January 29, 2013 at 03:33 PM
this is my father! yes it is too sad, and for me it was a huge hit, what suicide? what you say mother f***!? him this was no reason! why did it happen?! why seemingly not in America to illuminate the road! I hope the perpetrator will be punished by the supreme measure! I'm sorry if that is not properly written, I write a translator

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