EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Route 130 and Route 33 closed due to accident investigation. East Windsor and Hightstown Fire Companies on scene and were detailed there approximately 10:30 pm. Police have area closed. No further details are available at this time.
UPDATE: 12:30 am., Vehicles have been removed from the roadway and roadway has reopened.
Updated March 11, 2020 –Press Release from East Windsor Township Police:
March 10, 2020, Route 130 North at Route 33 (Mercer Street), Time 10:24 PM
On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the East Windsor Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Route 130 north at the intersection of Route 33 (Mercer Street). Upon patrol arrival two vehicles (MV#l) and (MV#2) were found to have been involved in a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that MV#l was traveling north on Route 130, approaching the intersection of Route 33 (Mercer Street) and collided with MV#2. The driver of MV#l suffered serious injuries and was transported to Helene Fuld Hospital by East Windsor District Volunteer Rescue Squad #1. The driver of MV#2 suffered no injuries. East Windsor District I and II Fire also responded and extinguished MV#l that had caught fire after reaching its final resting place on the southbound side of Route 130, south of Hickory Comer Road. This incident remains under investigation by the East Windsor Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.
Operator MV#2 Charles Cyrus (Age 68) Trenton NJ Vehicle #2 2002 Honda Accord (Green)
Responding Agencies: East Windsor Township Police Department East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1 East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2 East Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad #1 East Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad #2
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERER) – According to state health officials and the West Windsor Township Health Department, a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been identified inside a professional office in Robbinsville Township.
The presumptive positive case was identified by the State earlier today as a 62-year-old male. The individual resides in Burlington County and works at the Robbinsville office, which has been closed and is being thoroughly cleaned. Cases are deemed presumptive until test results are confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The West Windsor Township Health Department, which oversees Robbinsville, yesterday began notifying persons who have been in contact with this individual as to what precautions should be taken. The local health department, in conjunction with state officials and Public Safety Director and Mayor Dave Fried, will provide further details as they become available.
“We have been preparing for this eventuality for several weeks,” Mayor Fried said. “Earlier today we suspended activities at the Senior Center until further notice, have ordered sanitary supplies and have educated our entire staff on proper, health-oriented procedures. Even with a presumptive positive case locally, there is no reason to panic. Continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly several times a day, cover your mouth when you cough and do not touch your face. If you experience a sudden fever, contact your doctor immediately. We will continue to work with all of our partners in order to prepare for any possible spread.”
Note: Township of Robbinsville Officials stated that the location involved is a local business office and not a Robbinsville Township Office or Employee of the town. Person involved recently traveled to Italy and returned and came down with symptoms of the virus and was tested.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Fire Department was called to the canal in the area of Calhoun Street and Prospect Street for a missing person search around 1 pm. Trenton Fire Department deployed one of their boats in the search of the area. No other information is available at this time. Check back for more information, if and when released. Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A Rick Company school bus was involved in a minor vehicle crash at the Cappello School, 1072 Edinburg Road. The bus struck a concrete barrier as it negotiated a curved driveway causing damage to the bus. Five students on the bus reported no injuries but as per school protocol, all five students were transported to RWJ at Hamilton Hospital for evaluation.
Hamilton Township Police anyone with additional information or witnessing the accident are asked to contact Hamilton Township Police Traffic Unit at (609) 581-4000 or Hamilton Twp Police Crime Tip Line at (609) 581-4008.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Out of an abundance of caution in order to minimize the risk to our community in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Robbinsville Township has suspended all Senior Center activities beginning Friday, March 13 through at least Sunday, March 22. Mercer County Nutrition Program lunches will be available for pickup between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eating inside the center will not be permitted. The Robbinsville Hydroponic Farm will be closed to visitors and tour groups beginning March 13 until further notice. The Meals on Wheels Program will not be impacted, and donations to the Robbinsville Food Pantry will still be accepted.