Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Three patients taken to the hospital.
Update April 24, 11:30 a.m. From Middletown police: Minivan taxi driver John Curtis, 39, of Monmouth Street, Red Bank, was charged with failure to observe a traffic signal, careless driving, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and assault by auto, following an investigation by Middletown Police Patrolman Michael Reuter. Curtis's minivan was traveling eastbound on Route 520 in Lincroft when it struck a vehicle driven by Edward Stratton, 55, of Arbor Drive in Howell. Sarita Sant, age 30, from Hidden Meadows Drive in Ocean was a passenger in the cab. All three were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. _____________ Original story April 23, 10:30 p.m.: A violent two-…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Three patients transported to hospital in accident involving at least two vehicles, which led to significant traffic delays on Route 35 South Friday evening.
An accident that resulted in an overturned minivan at the intersection of New Monmouth Road and Route 35 south in Middletown backed up traffic to Kings Highway Friday evening. Middletown police, fire and emergency service personnel were on scene of the accident, which involved two vehicles. A minivan had flipped fully onto its hood on the grass in front of the Bank of America building. The driver in the overturned minivan was conscious and alert when extricated by emergency workers, said Middletown First Aid spokesperson Beth Edwards. One patient was transported to Riverview Hospital by MONOC medics; two other people were taken to the hospital by First Aid ambulances. No information on patients or their conditions was immediately available…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Morning crash caused 1 1/2-mile delay on the express lanes.
An accident reported near Exit 109 on the Garden State Parkway caused delays during the Tuesday morning commute. According to 511nj.org, the New Jersey Department of Transportation's traffic information site, there was a 1 1/2-mile delay on the northbound express lanes just south of Exit 109 following the accident. Information on the number of vehicles involved in the crash or whether anyone was injured was not immediately available.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The 66-year-old was crossing Branch Avenue when he was struck Saturday afternoon.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
A man crossing the street near the Little Silver Train Station on Saturday afternoon was struck by a station wagon and taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment. Kenneth Sorensen, 66, of Sioux Falls, SD, was struck by a Volvo Station wagon driven by Margarete Rice, 86, of Ocean Township, at 3:22 p.m. on Saturday, according to Little Silver Police Detective Greg Olivia. Sorensen was crossing Branch Avenue at the Sycamore Avenue intersection from the train station when he was struck by Rice, who was turning left from Sycamore Avenue onto Branch Avenue. The victim was treated at the scene by Little Silver EMS and MONOC Paramedics and transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center and his injuries have not been released. The accident …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A serious two-car accident on Newman Springs Road resulted in a man being trapped in his car.
Update as of 9:42 p.m. ~ According to Red Bank Capt. Darren McConnell, two people were transported to Riverview Medical Center with what turned out to be non-serious injuries following Thursday night's Newman Springs Road crash. Both were occupants of the car that was struck on its side. The driver was a 27-year-old Keyport man; and there was a 36-year-old female passenger from Red Bank. The driver of the Toyota was a 20-year-old Morganville man. The vehicle being driven by the Keyport man exited Clifford Place and collided with the Toyota, police said. Summonses are pending. The investigation being conducted by Patrolman Beau Broadley of the Red Bank Police Department Traffic Bureau. Red Bank first responders were forced to use hydraulic…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Two-car accident on Van Schoick Road, on the Middletown-Holmdel border, Sunday morning.
A Sunday morning car accident killed a Middletown man and his 6-year-old son and left his daughter and two others seriously injured, authorities at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said. First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux said the two-car crash on Van Schoick Road occurred at 10:09 a.m. when a blue Subaru, driven by George DiCostanzo, 38, of Middletown, and a white Jeep Cherokee, driven by John McCormack, 44, of Middletown, collided. DiCostanzo’s son, 6-year-old Christopher, and daughter, 4-year-old Pearl were also in the vehicle, LeMieux said. DiCostanzo was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher DiCostanzo was transported to Riverview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:27 a.m. Pearl DiCostanzo was taken to …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Accident Thursday morning near Red Bank border
Two drivers sustained minor neck injuries when their cars collided Thursday morning at the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and North Gilbert Street in Tinton Falls, just over the Red Bank border. According to an officer at the scene, a driver heading south on Shrewsbury Avenue crashed into a driver attempting to make a left onto North Gilbert Street. Both drivers had a yellow light, he said. The car making the left had severe damage to its right side and was pushed within inches of a car for sale in the lot of the World Subaru Dealership on Shrewsbury Avenue. Members of Tinton Falls Emergency Services South and North responded to the scene and took both drivers to area hospitals.
Monday, September 24, 2012
No Rumson-Fair Haven students were hurt; driver of Toyota van suffered minor injuries.
A school bus carrying Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School students was in an accident with two vehicles on Main Street in Holmdel Monday afternoon. The students were being transported to a math competition in Marlboro on an R. Helfrich & Son school bus when the accident occurred. A blue Toyota Corolla and a red pickup truck were also involved in the incident, which took place in front of the Weichert Realtors office at 3:17 p.m., Holmdel police said. No students were hurt but the driver of one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries, according to police. Traffic along Main Street was rerouted to Spring Valley Road. This is a developing story. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
None injured in an evening crash in Red Bank that cut power to the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Newman Springs Road.
Next door in Red Bank, the driver of a late model Jeep apparently lost control while approaching the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Newman Springs Road before 8 p.m. last night, leaving the road and crashing into an electrical pole. The driver and his female companion were apparently unhurt, both taking turns pacing on a nearby corner, cell phones in hand, and describing the accident emphatically to police taking report. The pole, severed, leaned against the front of the Jeep, sparks shooting off intermittently beneath the vehicle's chassis. The crash resulted in the loss of power to the busy intersection, leading to police helping direct traffic. Red Bank Board of Education Member Sue Viscomi, campaigning nearby for a seat on …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The unidentified man was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in unknown condition.
An unidentified man was struck by a train entering the Red Bank train station on the northbound rail just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. With Red Bank firefighters shielding the scene with large sheets, emergency medical personel were able to extricate the badly-injured man about 15 minutes after the accident took place, though his current condition is unknown. Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josh Sanders said a medivac was called to Count Basie Park but was canceled just minutes after the man was loaded into the ambulance. He was instead directed to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. For updated information, including details about the victim and the incident, click this sentence.