Brick police say a pedestrian walked “directly” in front of a vehicle that had the right of way in an accident that closed Brick Boulevard Tuesday night.
According to Ptl. Keith Donnelly of the department’s traffic safety unit, Samuel Sanchez, 32, of Brick, suffered injuries to his head and extremities that were not considered life threatening in the 6:04 p.m. incident.
Donnelly said a 2005 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Elsa G. Romero, 52, of Toms River, was headed southbound on Brick Boulevard between Duquesne Boulevard and North Lakeshore Drive when Sanchez made an attempt to cross the roadway from east-to-west. The right-side front fender and mirror of vehicle struck the pedestrian, causing him to fall to the ground where he injured his head and hands. The driver of the Impala was not injured.
Sanchez was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, by the Brick Police EMS for an evaluation. The Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene to investigate the crash.
Vehicular traffic on Brick Boulevard was detoured around the scene for approximately an hour and a half during the investigation, Donnelly said.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information pertaining to it contact Ptl. Donnelly at 732-262-1104.