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Pedestrian Killed in Thanksgiving Night Crash ID’d as Brick Man

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police have identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving night accident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian as Bryan Harnik, 40, of Brick.

The accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Thursday on Brick Boulevard near the intersection of Chambersbridge Road.  The pedestrian was struck by a 1999 Toyota Camry bring driven by Helen Walling, 75, of Toms River.

According to police, Walling had been traveling southbound on Brick Blvd., approaching the intersection of Chambers Bridge Road, while Harnik was crossing the road a few hundred feet north of the intersection. The car struck the pedestrian in the middle lane while traveling southbound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The accident is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.

  • JJones

    Wow why are there so many accidents on or near that intersection..?? Wasn’t there another one few weeks ago …

    • KaayC

      Brick Blvd. and Hooper Ave. are a nightmare. The light at this intersecrion is way long I think perhaps leading to drivers speeding through. Idk in this situation of course, but speaking generally.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    Another sad and senseless death. The crosswalks have been improved at that intersection. We’ll never know why he didn’t use them. Some upgrades at other intersections seem to be stalled. Pedestrians who play by the book in broad daylight have a better chance of a safe crossing. But it is still scary to try and walk across any highway in Brick, ,even when you are doing everything right.

  • A.P.

    the speed limit is 35mph if we obey it we may stop
    some of these terrible accidents. Im not saying
    speed was a factor. I ride my bike & you have to
    be really careful & obey lights. Prayers for all involved