Police investigate pedestrian fatality on Herbertsville Road

Emergency personal on scene along Herbertsville Rd in Brick Township on Monday Jan. 13, 2020 after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car. [MARK R.SULLIVAN THE OCEAN STAR]

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Brick police are investigating an accident that took place Monday evening in which a township resident was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Herbertsville Road.

The victim, a 51-year-old male, and the driver, a 26-year-old female from Brick, are yet to be identified until all next-of-kin notifications have been made, Brick police said Tuesday.

According to police, just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 13, two male pedestrians were walking along Herbertsville Road in front of the Havens Homestead Farm when the two tried to cross the street.

The female driver “was traveling south on Herbertsville Road approaching the area where  the pedestrian were walking. Both pedestrians began to cross Herbertsville Road to the west side in an attempt to beat the oncoming traffic,” Brick Police Officer Gerard Lampias said in a press release.

The first pedestrian successfully crossed the street, but the second, who was walking behind, was struck by the vehicle. After the pedestrian was hit, the vehicle ran off the roadway before stopping in the woods near the entrance to Havens Farm, he said.

“A passerby and the driver … attempted CPR on [the crash victim] until police and first aid arrived on scene. Pedestrian No. 1 succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene,” he said.

The Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene to investigate the crash. The Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office along with the Sheriff Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit responded to process the scene.

Traffic was disrupted in the area for approximately two hours.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by Ptl. Thergesen and Ptl. Farnkopf of

the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information pertaining to the

crash is asked to contact Officer Thergesen at 732-262-1140.

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