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Point Woman Identified as Victim of Bridge Fatality

Margaret Brady, 76, was killed in 12-car accident on Beaver Dam Bridge

A 76-year-old Point Borough woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal car accident on an icy Beaver Dam Bridge on Friday morning.

Margaret Brady died in the accident that also caused injuries to three other people, according to a prepared statement released by Brick police late Friday morning.

Two of the injured subjects were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the other injured party was transported to Ocean Medical Center. Police did not release the names or specific conditions of those injured. 

"The rapidly deteriorating road conditions contributed to this multi-vehicle event," the statement says. 

The Beaver Dam Bridge was closed for approximately six hours while the scene was investigated. 

The accident was the most serious of many that occurred Friday, with widespread reports of collisions at least partially caused by icy, slippery roads all over Brick, Ocean County and the state overall. 

In Brick, from 7am until 3pm, officers responded to more than 30 motor vehicle accidents.

The Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Unit, The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Support Team, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit, the Point Pleasant Police Department, the Brick Police Emergency Medical Service, the Point Pleasant First Aid Squad, and the MONOC Paramedics all responded to the scene to assist.  

The investigation is being conducted by Officer Scott Dierking, Sgt. David Bedrosian, and Officer Jay Lampiasi of the Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Unit.




kathy January 10, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Concernedmomof2. I am so sorry for you and your entire family. Especially her poor daughter...if what I read was true and she witnessed this. Ignore the idiots who think they are better and smarter than everyone else. Don't waste your time reading their posts or even more by commenting on them. Prayers for your family. May your aunt RIP.
Jewels January 10, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Very Sad.... so sorry for your loss. The roads got so bad within a matter of minutes.... very scary situation.
KC January 11, 2014 at 12:15 AM
RIP Ms. Brady. Please people, let's all slow down a little out there as this winter is truly dealing us a rough hand so far.
TuesdaySunshine January 11, 2014 at 09:47 AM
So sad :-(
Amanda Davis Reeves January 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM
I have not lived in Brick for 2 years, but I still consider the citizens my extended family. It's like, if it happens to one of us, everyone's affected. Miss my town, and my heart is with everyone in this tragedy.

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