rb crash 051016 1Firefighters in the process of extricating the victim Tuesday. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge)


AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2A 53-year-old driver was hospitalized after an accident left her trapped in her car Tuesday afternoon, Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

Catherine Graidl, 53, had to be extricated after her Toyota Corrolla was broadsided on Riverside Avenue at about noon, McConnell said.

McConnell said Graidl was making a permissible left turn onto southbound Riverside Avenue from a parking lot on the northbound side of the road just north of the intersection with West Front Street.

A Jeep Liberty driven by 69-year-old Boris Semliatschenko struck the driver’s side of Graidl’s vehicle, McConnell said.

The towns of residence for the two drivers were not immediately available.

Volunteer Red Bank firefighters extricated Graidl, who was then transported by MONOC ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, he said. Her condition was unknown, he said.

No summonses were issued and the investigation was continuing, McConnell said.

Northbound Riverside Avenue in the vicinity was closed for about half an hour, he said.