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4 Injured, 1 Charged With DWI in Brick Accident

Early morning crash sent four to hospital

An early morning accident damaged three vehicles and resulted in injuries to four people, with one facing multiple motor vehicle charges including driving while intoxicated.

The accident occurred at 1:49 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of routes 70 and 88, according to Brick Police Sgt. David G. Bedrosian.

Police say Bryan Vanderburgh, 27, of Brick, was driving a 2012 Nisssan Frontier pickup and violated the red light signal as he was traveling eastbound on Route 70, approaching the Laurelton exchange. His vehicle struck a 1994 Acura Integra driven by Edwin Triana, 28, of Toms River, who was proceeding through the intersection on Route 88 in the westbound direction.

Triana had a green light at the time, according to an accident report.

The force of the impact caused the Acura to continue toward the southeast corner of the intersection, where it came to final rest after hitting a traffic light pole. After the crash, the Nissan continued across the westbound lanes of Route 70 and came to a final rest on top of the curbing at the access ramp in front of The Jersey Paddler store.

Members of the Laurelton Fire Company were called to extricate occupants of the Acura.

A third vehicle, a 2005 Scion driven by Kyle Fleming, 21, of Point Pleasant, sustained damage after flying debris from the accident hit the car.

Vanderburgh, the driver of the Nissan, was taken to Ocean Medical Center for treatment of a minor bruise on his head.

Triana, the driver of the Acura, and two passengers, were taken to transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment of their injuries.

Triana sustained multiple fractures to his lower right leg and laceration to the back of his head. A passenger, Anthony G. Nieves, 25, of Jackson, sustained a head laceration and another passenger, Brian J. Unglert, 28, of Hoboken, was suffering from a broken shoulder and a possible broken collarbone.

Vanderburgh was charged with DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to observe a traffic signal and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Bedrosian said additional charges against Vanderburgh pending further investigation.

Brick Township Police Officers Alvarado, Byers, DeMarco, Olivieri and Sergeant Sandra Naiduk were the initial responding officers on scene. Detective David Margentino of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office responded as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit.

Brick Township Police Department EMS, Quality First Aid and MONOC paramedics also responded to the scene.

The roadway was closed in the area of the crash for about three and a half hours with the assistance of the state Department of Transportation.

Bedrosian and Officer Scott Dierking of the Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.

AP May 04, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Thank god that these three are alive they have already beat the odds just by living through such a tragic accident prayers are with all in need and I think Some sort of campaign in favor of a stricter policy against this bullshit is over due. Thanks to god and all members of fire ems first aid police doctors nurses and so on for all help in the matter
Liss May 04, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Who are the two young men injured in the pictures?
natalie May 04, 2012 at 09:34 AM
God please heal them quick so sad when u actually know the people and bad things happen to them I am praying for u all be strong
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Tommy's description is accurate. I know this kid and his family and history. He got off light last time. Hopefully, not this time.
Joan May 04, 2012 at 12:37 PM
I recently moved back to Brick after living in Ohio for 5 years. Out there, if you had a DUI, you were issued a license plate that signafied your DUI. A policeman could pull you over ANY time and do a breath test. I worked with someone that had to do a breath test before she could start her car. Maybe Jersey should adopt this idea.
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Nicole, it isn't his first. He lost his license for 6 months the first time a few years ago, plus the monetary costs to get it back and insurance increase. As soon as he got it back, the drinking began once again. I know this because I know the kid and his family.
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
God Bless you and I hope for a speedy recovery of you boy and his friends. If justice is served as it should be, this second DWI offender will be off the road for a very, very long time and see the inside of the jail for quite a while.
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I am not 100% sure, but both pictures appear to be the same person and I believe it is Bryan, the cause of the accident. Again, I'm not completely sure.
HOPE May 04, 2012 at 01:41 PM
The pictures are not of the drunk driver, the one with the guy in the neck brace with his head bleeding is Anthony, one of the passengers, and the other picture is of Brian who was also a passenger.. all innocent great guys who now are suffering! The driver Edwin is still in icu, on life support! Praying for a fast and speedy recovery!! xoxo
HOPE May 04, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your husband!!! and you are absolutley right!!!!! jail time is what is needed for any person who drinks and drives!
HOPE May 04, 2012 at 01:45 PM
The pictures are not of the drunk driver, the one with the guy in the neck brace with his head bleeding is Anthony, one of the passengers, and the other picture is of Brian who was also a passenger.. all innocent great guys who now are suffering! The driver Edwin is still in icu, on life support! Praying for a fast and speedy recovery!! xoxo
Mimi May 04, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The ones pictured are Anthony Nieves & DJ Encore/Brian Unglert not the Bryan who hit them
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Hope, thank you for correcting me. I wasn't sure and it was difficult to tell for me from the pictures. Praying for Edwin and the other victims.
TimeForChange May 04, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Praying for you friend DJ.
Josh P May 04, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Bryan vanderburgh is a scumbag and should be put in jail for life... Multiple DUI offenses and an avid alchoic... I know him personally and do believe he should loose his license for life and be put in jail. I know and work with one of the victims in this accident, and he is an innocent child, unreal. Wake up brick and your stupid youth.
Josh P May 04, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Piece of trash he is
SquanMom09 May 04, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I think the plate thing is a great idea!!
DBW May 04, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Yes, my son knows him quite well, he's a alcoholic and drives drunk allthe time. so sad for all his victims.
Make a difference May 04, 2012 at 05:00 PM
 (( Prayers ))  ((( PrayerS ))) (( Prayers )) Prayers are what matter now . Prayers to heal  the body  &  mind Just Believe  ,   Believe  , Believe  Feel the strength  & embrace it Know  & be strong for them We are all people living together . Anger & blame won't help but will have an affect on you . Please try to forgive. Its healthy for you. Justice will be done. Use your energy productively as those in need will feel & reflect off you. Prayers Hope Love & Positive Energy Keeping Anger won't let you be free. Pray instead It is so Sad that alcoholism Is  & has been a major destructive piece in our lives. It is a disease. A drunk never has the intent to hurt anyone. They are just not in control & in need of help.   Prayers can help. Unfortunately we can't go back to fix things. Just learn from them & grow. Move forward & let your Prayers fix this.  Prayers , Hope & Lots & Lots of Love are what is needed . (( You are all amazing people )) Please HeaL these beautiful souls : )  
Melissa Thomson May 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Praying for a speedy recovery . . . I live right near that intersection and can tell you I have taken up the practice of looking both ways before I cross Route 70, even though I have a green light. 3 times in 3 weeks I saw people blow through the light at 88/Princeton Ave and the one by the Home Depot jughandle. Almost got t-boned twice. Be careful out there people. Even drivers who haven't been drinking aren't paying attention.
J.JONES May 05, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Its like a cat with 9 lives and he used them all ...its been a long time coming ...
Michael Vamvas May 05, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Unfortunately this stuff happens. One of my employees family members were involved in this mess. As far as the driver is concerned, he needs counseling a definate loss of license and of course jail time! A LONG JAIL SENTENCE!!!!!
Michael Vamvas May 05, 2012 at 12:23 AM
As far as what I understand, as of today, the young boys in the acura are recovering with much more injuries than discussed above...The are awake and do remember what occurred. That is a great miracle and I wish them much success in their recovery.
Jason Kone May 05, 2012 at 03:03 AM
In a way, drunk drivers are worse. Of course child molestation is a horrible act, but those people are mentally ill and should be locked up in psychiatric facilities until they are chemically castrated, etc. On the other hand drunk driving is one of the most irresponsible choices you can possibly make. With the advent & availability of cabs, cell phones, public transport (area dependent), pay phones, etc there is really no excuse. Even someone with a disease like alcoholism can drink at home or at least get a cab/ride. Drunk driving is just sickening & if the guy wants to keep his license, I think that is fine (bc someone with no license is useless to society in some areas of North America) , but I think he should at the very least be forced to PAY for a breathalyzer engine cut-off (you've probably seen in 40 Year Old Virgin) to be put in his car or a very long probation which prohibits him from drinking.
xron May 05, 2012 at 06:00 AM
why did passengers in the car flee the accident? because i watched it happen and they did.
Mitch fielder May 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Wow that's interesting how many people got out of the car?
Josh P May 05, 2012 at 05:10 PM
How can they get out when they were cut out???
B-licious May 06, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Passengers in which car fled???? The three that were taken to jersey shore were my friends and they didn't flee, they were transported there!! Unless there were passengers in the guy Bryan's car who hit my friends??
kaf May 08, 2012 at 05:59 AM
The family for edwin has made a web site to help pay for the unexpected financial strain that have been put on his family here is the link. edwinbenefit.com
Melissa May 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I am praying for you guys. I hope Brian and Anthony get well soon. My family will keep praying for Eddie. Just know your friends are here and hoping for the best.


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