RED BANK: BIKE AND CAR COLLIDE

Red Bank police with the victim’s bike following the Wednesday morning accident. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A 51-year-old bicyclist was taken to a hospital after a collision with a car on Newman Springs Road Wednesday morning, Red Bank police said.

Alfonso Kelly was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with unknown, but non-life-threatening injuries following the 7:28 a.m. accident, said Captain Darren McConnell.

The car’s driver, 17-year-old Lauren Fitzpatrick, of Jackson Township, was issued a summons for failure to yield, McConnell said.

According to McConnell, Kelly was heading west on Newman Springs when Fitzpatrick, who’d been heading east, turned north onto Leighton Avenue, cutting him off.

The collision left Kelly lying in the roadway amid glass from the smashed passenger-side window of Fitzpatrick’s VW Beetle.

McConnell said Sergeant Erico Vescio is investigating. Tinton Falls First Aid and Monoc paramedics responded.