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.

Donnie Brasco January 10, 2014 at 05:05 PM
WMS...this was a tragic accident. Your trying to spin this as a political issue?! Your a joke. I run a facility and we were open, doors open at 6 am. At that time this morning it was raining not sleeting then it turned, rather quickly, to sleet. All the employees were already in work, thankfully. How do you know that she was going to work?
Dave VanDeventer January 10, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Prayers for this family
. January 10, 2014 at 05:35 PM
@Donnie. You are so right. It got so bad so fast, I couldn't believe it. WMS was way out of line. The poor woman lost her life and he makes it about Obama. Obviously, he or she isn't a valuable part of society that needs to be anywhere!
GT January 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM
By the looks of that pic, she must of been out of the car standing there when another car couldn't stop on the ice and she was hit. The speed limit is like 35 mph there, I don't believe anyone would be fatally injured in a low speed crash if they were in their car. That speedy dry on the ground is where she was laying it looks like. Damn shame...
Lory S. Bradford January 10, 2014 at 06:05 PM
So sad :-(
DAS January 10, 2014 at 06:20 PM
WMS, you are one sad a-hole. This poor lady was run over twice after an unavoidable accident, the roads slicked up later in the morning than normal, they weren't frozen early. Wonder why repubs have a bad name and can't win an election, it's because too many are like you . Think about the family you jack ass!!!!
WMS826 January 10, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Agreed all around.....what was the emergency....please reflect and ask yourselves this since it could have been anyone of you. Where were you all going and was this trip necessary. Let's all use our heads in bad weather as employers and employees. Nothing is worth another one of these accidents.
Chuck Cumella January 10, 2014 at 06:45 PM
DAS January 10, 2014 at 06:49 PM
Greg, she got out of her car after hitting the car that she crashed into, she got hit twice in front of her daughter, the cars cold not stop on the bridge. Very sad.
concernedmomof2 January 10, 2014 at 06:57 PM
The assholes who choose to jump the gun on how the driver was driving.. And complete an utter stupidity.. And sympathies to the family members involved.. That 76 yr old beautiful lady that died was my aunt... For people who say ppl should have stayed home.. And off the roads.. I'm a nurse and had to come into work but then got the horrific news.. I hope KARMA gets you all.. All you negative people are pieces of shit!!! And should think first and think this May be your family member.. Go to hell all you negative people May my aunt Rest In Peace.. Xoxo
DAS January 10, 2014 at 07:21 PM
My condolences #concernedmon, many folks don't realize that people in certain fields must go to work no matter what the conditions are. Nurses need to be at a hospital to help people in need of care etc....May your aunt rest in peace, so sorry for your loss. Just lost a stepson last night myself, and getting real tired of folks turning these forums into blind blame and political crap. many on here really need to grow up and get a life!
concernedmomof2 January 10, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Amen to that.. I am so sorry for your loss.. Heaven has 2 angels now watching over us..
Kathy Duddy Campbell January 10, 2014 at 07:59 PM
So very sorry concernedmomof2. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Mid Streams Parent January 10, 2014 at 08:37 PM
I left for work at 6:10 this morning (5 minutes from scene of accident) and there was no sign of any bad roads. Went to my office in Eatontown and then to a job out by Hightstown. Out of the blue the roads deteriated in a matter of seconds. Everyone one this road had to come to a complete stop and wait for help. If you could actually move forward at a slow speed you had no control of where your vehicle wanted to go. I had my foot on the brake not moving and still my truck was sliding on the ice. For all you people saying you should have waited to go to work - this happened in a matter of seconds otherwise it was a perfectly normal day. God Bless this unfortunite women and her grieving family! RIP
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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