Sandy Cleanup Worker Dies After Being Hit by Car in Brick
Princeton Avenue accident that killed Long Branch man is under investigation
A Long Branch man working in Brick to clean up debris left by Superstorm Sandy was struck and killed by a car Friday morning on Princeton Avenue, police said.
The accident occurred at about 8:20 a.m. Friday, as Paul Friedauer, 69, entered the roadway approximately 1,200 feet west of Beaver Dam Road to stop traffic as cleanup operations continued, said Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian.
He was struck by 2004 Nissan Pathfinder SUV being driven by Karl P. Scheufler, 42, of Brick.
Friedauer – who was working for the Glenside Equipment Company of Jackson – was propelled 125 feet due to the impact of the crash.
Brick Police EMS and MONOC Paramedics responded, as well as township police. Friedauer was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, but succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The east and westbound lanes of Princeton Avenue in the area of the crash were closed due to the investigation for approximately three hours, Bedrosian said.
Officer Scott Dierking and Bedrosian of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and are conducting the crash investigation.
No summonses had been issued.
In addition to local police, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has initiated an investigation, that agency confirmed.
Lenore Uddyback-Fortson, an OSHA spokeswoman, said the Brick incident is the seventh Sandy-related fatality in New Jersey.
Police are asking anyone with information surrounding the crash to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.