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Motorcyclist Dies in Brick Crash Sunday

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A motorcyclist lost his life Sunday after his vehicle collided with a car, Brick police said.

According to Sgt. Keith Donnelly, the 2:25 p.m. crash occurred near the intersection of Burnt Tavern Road and Spiral Drive. The driver of the motorcycle, 59-year-old Christos Michael, of Point Pleasant, succumbed to injuries sustained internally and to his lower body.

According to a police report, the motorcycle – which had the right of way – collided with a 2013 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Robin Federbush, 49, of Brick.

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A preliminary investigation, according to Donnelly, indicates that the Hyundai turned left from Spiral Drive to travel north on Burnt Tavern Road. The motorcycle was traveling south on Burnt Tavern Road and had the right of way.  As the Hyundai attempted to make a left turn onto Burnt Tavern, the two vehicles collided, with the motorcycle impacting the front, left side of the car.  As a result of the crash, Michael was thrown from the motorcycle, the report said.

Vehicular traffic on Burnt Tavern Road northbound and southbound was detoured around the crash scene for approximately five hours during the investigation. An ongoing investigation is being conducted by Brick Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

The accident is under investigation by Ptl. David Thergesen from the Brick Township Traffic Safety Unit and Detective Anthony Carrington from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone who may have witnessed, or has information related to, the crash is asked to contact Thergesen at 732-451-2037 and Carrington at 732-929-2027, ext. 3257.

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