RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN OK AFTER HIT & RUN

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2By JOHN T. WARD

A Red Bank pedestrian was taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident Monday night, said police Chief Darren McConnell.

And a short while later, a motorist walked away from a rollover accident, apparently without injury, he said.

The first accident occurred at 7:15 p.m, when a motorist turning left from Shrewsbury Avenue onto westbound Newman Springs Road struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk, McConnell said.

The pedestrian, Zakiyyah Godsey, 20, was transported by emergency personnel to Riverview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, he said. McConnell said he didn’t know if Godsey was admitted to the hospital.

The motorist, who did not stop, was traced by police to her home after a witness noted her license plate number, he said. Her vehicle showed signs of minor damage from the accident, he said.

The driver, Cecilia Adie, 66, of Lincroft, told police she didn’t realize she’d hit someone. She was issued summonses for leaving the scene and failure to report an accident.

In the second accident, at about 7:30 p.m., motorist Jean Vota, 39, also of Red Bank, apparently struck a parked car as she traveled south on Spring Street near Ambassador Drive, causing her vehicle to overturn, McConnell said.

Police officers help Vota out of the vehicle after she declined medical treatment, he said.

Vota was issued a ticket for careless driving, he said.