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Police ID Pedestrian Who Was Struck, Killed

44-year-old had last known address in Belmar

Brick Township police have identified the person who was struck and killed after being hit by a car while attempting to cross Brick Boulevard Dec. 23.

The pedestrian was positively identified Thursday as 44-year-old Andriy "Andrew" Pazderskyy, with a last known address in Belmar.

An ongoing investigation by the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit led to the identification of Pazderskyy, said Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian.

The department's investigation into the accident is ongoing, Bedrosian said.

At the time of the accident, police said the man now identified as Pazderskyy hopped over the concrete 'Jersey' barrier 30 feet south of the intersection of Brick Boulevard and Cedar Bridge Avenue.

He was struck by a Ford Escape SUV as he crossed. The SUV driver, identified as Charles J. Gardner, 42, of Brick, had a green light and was approaching the intersection, police said.

Ashamed December 29, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Great post. Glad to see there are people on this forum who can actually impart some true wisdom and compassion vs. self righteous psycho babble. There are so many shallow people and true ignorance displayed on these matters time and again, tragedy after tragedy.
jerseyswamps December 29, 2012 at 03:31 PM
There is nothing I can say that will help this man. But if what I and others say now will help some other walker stop and think before crossing then good. I won't apologize for that.
Daniel Nee December 29, 2012 at 05:15 PM
In certain areas of Route 37 in Toms River, they have installed chain-link fencing on top of the barrier to physically prevent people from crossing in the first place.
jerzey fish December 29, 2012 at 07:17 PM
i would just like to know how fast thr driver was going to throw this man a 140 feet the posted limit in that area is 35 goes up to 40 at burger king R.I.P Andrew
johny9179 March 04, 2013 at 08:34 PM
more traffic lights? seems like there is one every 50 feet. unfortunately, accidents happen and maybe nothing should be done. Or maybe the guy should of been wearing a jet pack so he could fly over all the traffic

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