Brick Man Who Died in Point Boro Car Accident Identified

William Scott Steiner Jr. perished in Sunday night crash


William Scott Steiner Jr., 75, is said Borough Police Chief Larry Williams.

Steiner had crashed his car into a traffic light and utility pole at the corner of Bridge and Bay avenues at about 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Williams had said.

No other car was involved in the accident, he said.

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

According to an obituary on legacy.com, Steiner had a long, distinguished career in education, including teaching in Rahway and Lakewood before becoming an administrator in the Berkeley public school district.

The obit states: "He obtained his first teaching job at Rahway Junior High school, dedicating his time not only to his students but also to his co-workers. He served as the President of the Rahway Education Association and was recognized for Educational Leadership by the Union County Educational Association, the first hint of his talent in leadership.

"While teaching, he attended Seton Hall University to become a certified administrator. Scott earned his first administrative position after five years of teaching in the Lakewood School district at Clifton Ave Middle School and Spruce Street School.

"Scott then became a principal in the Berkeley Township School system, where he worked from 1973 until his retirement in 1996. He shared his sense of humor, musical talents, and dedication to learning with his students, parents, and staff in Clara B. Worth and Bayville Schools, garnering the love and respect of all.

"After a rewarding 33 year career in education, Scott spent his final 16 years enjoying boating, swimming, and traveling to his favorite 'home away from home' Sanibel Island, Florida. The most important aspect of Scott's life was his family."

summerheat July 18, 2012 at 02:25 AM
75 yrs old out after dark... this is what happens.. sas for the family But this is Ocean Cnty..
craig July 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM
summerheat- Your a real jerk! How old are you? 12? What does "sas" mean anyway? If your too smart to live in Ocean County get the hell out! At least this poor man was highly educated unlike you!
giveitabreak July 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM
@ Craig I think it was a typo, at 10:25pm most people would know that... & is a true point .. What was a 75 yr old driving night for?? Must have been lost lions head is in Brick. The Seniors Driving around here are a danger to themselves & everyone else on the road. Sound like your the jerk!
humankind July 18, 2012 at 01:52 PM
You have no right to say a 75 year old should not be driving at night...it was 9:30....not 3am. Someone died here...and people feel the need to make know-it-all comments on here. How about just feeling sorry for the victim.and family and leave it at that.
Denise Di Stephan (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Yes, folks, let's remember a human being with family, friends and beloved colleagues has lost his life in a shocking way and those grieving may be reading comments here. Thank you for your consideration.
Lurky Lurkerson July 18, 2012 at 03:32 PM
*you're. Although, I do agree with you about summerheat being rude.
craig July 19, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Thank you Lurky," You're" quite right. Sorry about the rant. I just feel 75 is not that old and 9:30 is not that late.And as Denise says family and friends read these comments Very sorry for your loss.
CommonSense'sSon July 19, 2012 at 02:59 AM
DWG: Driving While Geriatric
hooot July 19, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Sorry to here about the loss, But understand the point. IF there are so many friends & family Then they should not have let someone 75 be driving... SAD BUT TRUE
LM July 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
You can have a medical emergency at any age!


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