ACCIDENT VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION

copter-22A medical emergency helicopter lifts off from the parking lot at Count Basie Fields late Monday afternoon en route to Neptune. (Click to enlarge)

A 44-year-old office worker is reported by Red Bank police to be in critical condition after being run over by an SUV on Broad Street Monday afternoon.

Alla Tsiring, a borough Staten Island resident, was helicoptered to Jersey Shore Medical Center shortly before 5p after having first been transported by local first-aiders to Riverview Medical Center. The transfer took place in the parking lot at Count Basie Fields.

The accident left Tsiring trapped beneath the vehicle, which was driven by a borough resident, 37-year-old Diana Palma, police Captain Darren McConnell said in a prepared statement issued this morning.

Here’s the statement:

On Monday, February 22, 2010 at approximately 2:25 pm a 44 year-old
Staten Island woman, who works at an office in Red Bank, was struck
by an SUV while crossing Broad Street at E. Bergen Place in Red
Bank. The investigation revealed that Tsiring was crossing Broad
Street from west to east in the crosswalk when she was struck by the
SUV being driven by Diana Palma, 37 years old, from Red Bank.
Palma was turning left from East Bergen Place onto Broad Street at
the time of the crash.

Tsiring was transported to Riverview Medical Center by Red Bank
First Aid and MONOC paramedics. She was later transferred to
Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, where she remains in critical
condition.

The collision is being investigated by Ptl. Beau Broadley of the police
department’s traffic division and the Monmouth County Serious
Collision Analysis Response Team. Anyone who may have witnessed
the incident is asked to contact Ptl. Broadley at 732-530-2700.

Capt. Darren McConnell