Emergency personnel at the intersection of Broad Street and Pinckney Road Saturday afternoon. The same spot was the scene of a June, 2015 accident from which a pedestrian later died of her injuries. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The identity and condition of the victim were not available two hours following the accident, which occurred at about 3 p.m. at Broad Street and Pinckney Road, said police Chief Darren McConnell.
Retired teacher Brother James Leahy was apparently beginning his daily walk along Newman Springs Road when he was stuck by a vehicle at the end of the campus driveway, according to the report.
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.
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.
Emergency 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 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)
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.
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.
By JOHN T. WARD
They stopped just short, however, of doing the same for a proposal to expand the new-to-Monmouth County use of reverse-angle parking.
The 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)
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.
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.
Stephanie 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)
Kathy 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency 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)
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.
By JOHN T. WARD
“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.
Still, shortly before 6 p.m. traffic was being diverted around the scene of the 3:22 accident as members of the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response team continued their investigation, Detective Greg Oliva tells redbankgreen.
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.
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)