Red Bank Patrolman Stan Balmer and his K9 unit partner Hunter, seen here during a training exercise, helped track down suspects who fled the scene of a crash Thursday evening, police Chief Darren McConnell said Friday.
A Fair Haven child on a bicycle suffered “significant” but non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a vehicle shortly after dismissal from school Thursday, officials said.
The unidentified nine-year-old boy, a student at the Knollwood School on Hance Road, appeared to have been hit by a van that remained at the scene of crash, on Hance near Forman Street, a passerby told redbankgreen.
By JOHN T. WARD
A Middlesex County man said he was “lucky to be alive” after a live electrical line landed on the van he was driving in Red Bank Wednesday morning. More →
Well, there’s one way to cool off in the sweltering heat and humidity: go topless. And for less-than-attentive truck drivers, the North Jersey Coast Line trestle at Hubbard’s Bridge in Red Bank stands ready to accommodate, as it did yet again early Monday afternoon. It was not immediately known if the man at right was the driver. (Photo by Ken Kalada. Click to enlarge.)
The crash, at about 7:44 a.m., involved a 2002 Mercedes-Benz that was heading north on Branch Avenue and attempting to make a left turn onto Sycamore Avenue, and a 2010 Hyundai that was headed south on Branch, said police Chief Dan Shaffery.
RBR students look on as emergency personnel perform an extrication of a ‘victim’ trapped in a vehicle. Below, Joy Jones displays a portrait of her son Steven as she speaks to students about his death at the hands of his drunk best friend. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)
By STACIE FANELLI
Little Silver police were the first on the scene Friday morning at Red Bank Regional, where three cars lay smashed on the pavement. Sirens blaring, at least a dozen more emergency vehicles lined up in front of the school minutes later.
No one was hurt. In fact, the entire senior class stood around the “crash” site, struggling to hold back laughter when a drunken driver stumbled dramatically out of the first vehicle.
By JOHN T. WARD
Just a year after a re-engineering aimed at reducing accidents, a dangerous Rumson intersection is getting another reworking.
This time, though, it’s a fix-job that won’t cost taxpayers anything, says Monmouth County Engineer Joe Ettore.
By JOHN T. WARD
Two motorists face charges of drunk driving after their involvement in accidents four hours apart over the weekend, Red Bank police said.
A Red Bank woman remained in critical condition Wednesday night following an accident in which she was struck by a truck while crossing West Front Street on foot.
According to police Captain Darren McConnell, Laura Martin, 40, was heading north-to-south at West Front and Maple Avenue at about 2:53p when she was hit by a New Jersey Transit truck.
Emergency personnel prepare to transfer a fall victim from an ambulance to a waiting medevac helicopter at Fair Haven Fields Friday night. According to an unconfirmed report, a 14-year-old boy fell off a roof at a residence on Hance Avenue Road in Fair Haven shortly before 9p. Further details were not immediately available. (Click to enlarge)
A mid-afternoon accident that broke a utility pole on Maple Avenue threatened to cause rush-hour traffic jams in Red Bank on Wednesday.
Police and other emergency personnel responded to a two-car accident on Route 35 in Middletown Thursday evening that sent one vehicle over the highway divider.
A Staten Island man was arrested on a drunk-driving charge after he drove his car into the Navesink River in Red Bank early Friday morning.
Steve Barranca, 52, was the lone occupant of the 2008 Lexus when it smashed through a boardwalk fence at the northern end of Maple Avenue and fell about 10 feet into the river, says Captain Darren McConnell.
For the second time in three days, a vehicle overturned in an accident in Red Bank Tuesday.
Here’s a description of what happened in the most recent accident, courtesy of police Captain Darren McConnell:
On Tuesday, June 15 at approximately 5:24 pm a vehicle driven by Lois Prince, 65 years old, of Medford, NJ collided with a vehicle being driven by Jeanne Schaffer, 50 years old, of Howell.
The lone passenger had to be extricated after the car smashed into a tree on Broad Street. (Click to enlarge; photos courtesy of Peter Lindner)
A Hazlet man was arrested for drunken driving and his Red Bank passenger wound up in the hospital following an early morning car crash on Broad Street, police say.
Brian Cunningham, 38, was arrested after the 12:45a accident, in which his southbound 2008 BMW sedan slammed into a tree just south of the Reckless Place/Harding Road crossing, says Captain Darren McConnell.
A 10-year-old girl, already in a leg cast from an injury this week, and her grandmother were safely extricated from an SUV following a Red Bank accident that left the vehicle lying on its side Saturday afternoon.
Maddy Pulignano of Middletown and her grandmother, Marge Murray, of Highlands were unhurt in the accident, in which their SUV was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Leighton Avenue and River Street around 3:30p.
Maddy, it turns out, was already in a cast with a broken leg, having been run over, she said with a laugh, by a classmate driving a go-kart on a class trip this week.
The 66-year-old woman, who police did not identify pending notification of her family, was taken to Riverview Medical Center with a leg injury, said police Captain Darren McConnell, who heads the department’s traffic and safety unit. Her injuries are not life-threatening, he said.
One of two shells manned by teen rowers arrives at a residential dock on Fisher Place after flipping in the Navesink. Below, a distraught woman, said to be a coach, recounts the incident for police. (Click to enlarge)
All the rowers, said to be female members of the Ranney School‘s crewing club, were plucked from the water safely, though all were taken by ambulance to Riverview Medical Center for checkups.
“They were all cold and wet,” said Captain Darren McConnell, spokesman for the Red Bank Police Department. He said the girls were roughly 15 years old.
Emergency personnel responded to a one-car accident on Rumson Road just east of Bingham Hill Circle in Rumson shortly before 2p Tuesday afternoon. No information was immediately available about the crash, in which a sedan struck a tree head-on. (Click to enlarge)
A woman left comatose after a former Middletown police officer crashed his car into hers while he was drunk has died, according to the Jersey Journal.
Forty-year-old Ruth Zelaya died March 24 as a result of “complications from the motor vehicle collision,” Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Michael D’Andrea told the newspaper.
Zelaya’s two-year-old son, Jose Carlos Zelaya, died several days after the January, 2007 wreck on the Pulaksi Skyway in Jersey City.
Kevin Freibott, a Middletown resident and Jersey City police officer, is serving an 11-year prison sentence following his December 2007 guilty plea to vehicular homicide, assault by auto and drunk driving.