RED BANK: CHILD STRUCK BY VEHICLE

just_in1A 12-year-old Red Bank Charter School student was struck by a vehicle on Monmouth Street Monday afternoon.

Police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen that the girl, a female, was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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RED BANK: ACCIDENT VICTIM IN CRITICAL CARE

just_inA 78-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a truck on Broad Street Tuesday morning, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

The victim, whose identity was withheld by authorities pending notification of family members, was transported by helicopter to the trauma unit of Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following the 10:45 a.m. accident, which occurred in front of the Foodtown supermarket, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON BROAD

rb accident 062315AUTHORITIES_RB3Emergency personnel tend to a pedestrian struck crossing Broad Street near the intersection of Pinckney Road at around 10:45 Tuesday morning. The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was transported by helicopter to the trauma unit of Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

Broad Street in the vicinity of the accident remained closed at 1 p.m. as a Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team gathered information, police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: COPS PUSH PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

rbpd 042915 3rb pedestrian 042915 2Red Bank police were out on Broad Street Wednesday afternoon for a brief pedestrian safety enforcement push. The effort resulted in five summonses issued to motorists and 13 warnings, some to drivers and some to pedestrians, said Chief Darren McConnell.

But the enforcement might easily have gone on for hours, judging by activity seen by redbankgreen. See below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: JAYWALKING PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

AUTHORITIES_RB3A Florida man was struck by a vehicle when he stepped out into traffic from between two parked cars in downtown Red Bank Saturday, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

Benjamin Slepian, 41, of Royal Palm Beach, cracked the windshield of a vehicle driven by Georgeanne Mallett, 67, of Saint Simon’s Island, George, at about noon, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: AMBULANCE HITS JAYWALKER

AUTHORITIES_RB1A 66-year-old pedestrian was unhurt after he was struck by an ambulance at Wednesday afternoon, Red Bank police said.

Thomas Thatcher, of Hackettstown, was checked out by a second MONOC crew after he was hit crossing Broad Street at Monmouth Street at 1:20 p.m., Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen.

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SEA BRIGHT MULLS MORE BACK-IN PARKING

BETTER NEXT TIME on Make A GifA motorist attempts to park in a reverse-angle space in Sea Bright last June. Mike Dannemiller, below left, addresses the council Thursday morning. (Photos by John T. Ward)

By JOHN T. WARD

sb council 011515Hoping to piggyback on a plan by the state to repave the town’s main drag in coming weeks, Sea Bright officials gave informal approval Thursday to the creation of bike lanes on Ocean Avenue.

They stopped just short, however, of doing the same for a proposal to expand the new-to-Monmouth County use of reverse-angle parking.

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LITTLE SILVER: CAR FLIPS ON RUMSON ROAD

ls crash 011415just_in1The lone occupant of  a 2015 Volvo wagon escaped with what appeared to be minor injuries after the vehicle veered into a utility pole and rolled over on Rumson Road  in Little Silver at about 2:33 Wednesday afternoon, police said. Sara Simpson, of Cary, North Carolina, got out of the wreck under her own power, but was transported by Little Silver First Aid volunteers to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune as a precaution, said police Detective Greg Oliva, who is investigating. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN: WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014A 75-year-old Middletown woman died Monday evening when she was struck crossing Route 35, township police said Tuesday.

Nadra Sourial was stuck as she crossed the highway from east to west at the intersection of Harmony Road at about 6:10 p.m., according to Captain Steve Dollinger.

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

just_in1A Red Bank man was transported to the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing West Front Street Thursday evening, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: MOTHER & DAUGHTER HIT BY CAR

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014A six-year-old Red Bank girl and her mother suffered minor injuries when they were hit by a car as they crossed Shrewsbury Avenue Saturday morning, police said.

Cecila Tecalero, 28, and her daughter, Dulce Marie Trejo, were crossing Shrewsbury at West Bergen Place also known as Drs. Parker Boulevard – with traffic when they were struck in the crosswalk at around 10:28 a.m., police said in a prepared statement.

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LITTLE SILVER: DRIVERS OK AFTER CRASH

ls accident 062314Stephanie Stokes of Sea Bright had to be extricated by Little Silver volunteer firefighters after the car she was driving collided with one driven by Alexis Gallo of Rumson at Rumson and Harding roads around 6:25 p.m. Monday. Both drivers were treated at the scene for minor injuries by volunteer first aiders, said police Chief Dan Shaffery. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

SEA BRIGHT TRIES A NEW ANGLE ON PARKING

BETTER NEXT TIME on Make A.GifKathy Morris attempts to park in the new reverse-angle spaces last week; she promises she’ll soon master the task. The concept was championed by trauma nurse Linda Richter, below. (Photos by John T. Ward)

By JOHN T. WARD

linda richter 061814Arriving at the Sea Bright Supermarket one afternoon last week, borough resident Kathy Morris struggled to align her SUV with a back-in, angled parking space.

Wait: a what?

Angled parking spaces, popular decades ago throughout American downtowns, appear to be making a return, but this time with a twist: motorists must back into them, rather than park nose-in.

Last week, Sea Bright became the first town in Monmouth County to give back-in, or reverse-angle, parking a try with the creation of eight curbside spaces in front of the Ocean Avenue supermarket.

And there are plans to implement the concept gradually throughout the borough, said Linda Richter, a borough resident and trauma nurse who spearheaded the change as a safety measure both for motorists and pedestrians.

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RED BANK: MOTHER AND SON HIT BY CAR

HOT-TOPIC_03A Red Bank woman and her toddler son were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning.

Esmerelda Perez, 28, and her three-year-old son were crossing Shrewsbury Avenue between River and Catherine streets at about 9:26 a.m. when they were hit, said police Chief Darren McConnell.

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LITTLE SILVER: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

just_in1A Little Silver pedestrian was struck by a car Thursday morning, police said.

Richard Chrampanis, whose age was not immediately available, was struck by a 2004 Lexus RX3 driven by Bryna Plofker of Fair Haven at Seven Bridges Road and Rumson Road at 7:30 a.m. today, said Chief Dan Shaffery.

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FAIR HAVEN MAN STRUCK IN LITTLE SILVER LOT

AUTHORITIES_LS2-2014An unidentified Fair Haven man remained hospitalized Friday afternoon after being hit by a car in the A&P shopping center parking lot in Little Silver.

Police Chief Dan Shaffery said authorities were still attempting to notify relatives of the victim, who was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following the 10:03 a.m. accident.

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN INJURED DOWNTOWN

rb accident 030114Emergency medical personnel from MONOC tended to a pedestrian struck as he crossed Front Street at Broad Street in Red Bank around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said Joseph Connolly, of Manalapan, was taken to Riverview Medical Center with a leg injury. Motorist Fernanda Oleivera, of Red Bank, who was turning left onto Front from Broad, was issued a summons for failure to stop for a pedestrian, said police Chief Darren McConnell. Their ages were not immediately available. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge)

WEEKEND NEWS: TWO FIRES, HIT & RUN

mtown fire map 021714Two residential fires less than 24 hours apart kept Middletown volunteer firefighters busy over the weekend. (Click to enlarge)

A pair of house fires in Middletown and a hit-and-run accident of a pedestrian in Sea Bright occurred over the weekend, according to news reports.

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SEA BRIGHT TO PUT COP ON CROSSWALK BEAT

sb ocean ave 011614The tiny borough plans to deploy a police officer devoted to enforcement of pedestrian safety laws. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_01Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long admits it: she has wigged out on motorists who don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks on the town’s main drag.

“I’ve been known to yell at cars on Ocean Avenue,” she tells redbankgreen. “When I see somebody blow through a crosswalk, especially if there’s a child waiting to cross, I’ll be like, ‘what is wrong with you? Do you not see the kid standing in the crosswalk?’ I have been known to do that.”

Now, the tiny oceanfront borough, though it is starved for cash as it continues to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, is taking action.

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WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED IN MIDDLETOWN

This just in from the Middletown PD:

Middletown Twp. Police report they are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred at State Highway 36 Southbound and Wilson Avenue at 8:06 PM., causing a portion of the highway to be closed for about two hours.

Police report a 31 year old female from the Port Monmouth section of Middletown was struck and killed while crossing the intersection with another pedestrian. Police report the vehicle that struck her was operated by a 24 year old male from Long Branch.

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LITTLE SILVER: PEDESTRIANS GET A BRIDGE

Three months into the rebuilding of a bridge on Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver, a sturdy footbridge has been installed. Previously, pedestrians and bikers, including students at Point Road School, were forced to use a cordoned-off shoulder of the bridge under reconstruction.

The $2.7 million replacement of the timber bridge over Little Silver Creek was anticipated to take six months or more when the Monmouth County engineer launched the project in July. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK WOMAN DIES AFTER ACCIDENT

A 27-year-old Red Bank woman died after being struck by a vehicle while walking in a Middletown parking lot Monday morning, township police said.

Janet Ramos-Morales, whose street address was not immediately given, was hit at 11:24 in the lot of the Bank of America branch at the intersection of Route 35 and Navesink River Road, the MTPD said in an announcement issued late Monday night.

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