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.

McConnell said the “initial indication” is that the woman was crossing Broad Street eastward in the crosswalk when a Ford box truck turning south onto Broad from Pinckney Avenue hit her.

The woman was transported by ambulance to Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver, where she was transferred to a helicopter and flown to JSMC.

Summonses are pending against the truck’s driver, 42-year-old Michael Phillips of Brick Township, McConnell said.

Witnesses are asked to call the RBPD’s traffic bureau at 732-530-2700.

Broad Street in the vicinity of the accident remained closed for several hours after the accident as a Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team gathered information.