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Brick Man Dies in Point Boro Car Accident

Man had crashed into traffic light and utility pole

A 75-year-old Brick man died after crashing his car into a traffic light and utility pole at the corner of Bridge and Bay avenues, said Police Chief Larry Williams.

"The Point Pleasant Police Department is investigating a single vehicle accident which occurred last evening about 9:35 p.m.," Williams said. 

The victim was pronounced dead at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, where he was transported by the Point Boro First Aid Squad, he said.

"The victim, who was alone at the time of the accident, struck the control box for the traffic light as well as a utility pole," Williams said.

The accident is being investigated by Police Officer Brad McNally and Detective Michelle Hill.

The man's name is not being released yet.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Bricktown Lew July 17, 2012 at 02:32 PM
What is wrong with drivers over here??? Seems like there is a fatal accident in our parts every day. People need to actual hang up there phones, stop texting, lower the radio, look up, pay attention, and OBEY THE SPEEDLIMIT!!!
Stewart Pidity July 17, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Thanks Lew for your expert eyewitness commentary. It's fortunate that you can tell us what exactly occurred being that you were at the scene. A heart attack or some other health problem maybe? Think before you rant. Like the old saying goes: It's better to keep silent and let people think you might be a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. You sound just like one of the thousands of pissed off seniors, mad at the world living in Brick.
summerheat July 18, 2012 at 02:29 AM
NOT being mean But the guy was 75 out after dark, He souldnt have been out Driving.. I DOUGHTHE WAS TEXTING, OR JAMMIN OUT TO SOME 97.1 ... However those are not the only reasons for not paying attention.. & as far s the speed lmit goes.. IF YOU WANT TO 20 MILES UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT STAY IN THE RIGHT LANE thanks...
barbara July 22, 2012 at 06:52 PM
geesh, sad, RIP
PAT September 16, 2012 at 01:20 PM
probably leaving the idle hour

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