TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 10:45 pm tonight a person was hit and killed by a train near Bridge Street and Ferry Street. Trenton Emergency Medical Service, Mercer County Paramedics, and Trenton Police are on scene waiting for the medical examiner’s office.
It appeared that the rail line was shut down and the Septa rail line to and from Trenton was reporting delays of 13 minutes to 58 minutes.
No further information is available, emergency crews are still on scene at the time of this report.
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Robbinsville Township and Bordentown Township firefighters responded to a car fire on the New Jersey Turnpike just after 8 pm. tonight. The car was fully involved in fire at the 56.7 mile marker south bound inner roadway (car lanes). Smoke from the fire blew into neighboring Hamilton Township near South Broad and Tea Rose Lane.
Robbinsville and Bordentown firefighters quickly knocked the fire down. As they were fighting a fire rubberneckers caused a 3 vehicle crash at the emergency scene. More lanes had to be temporarily closed while vehicles were moved off to the side. Firefighters, NJTP road crews and troopers ended up pushing one of the vehicles off the roadway.
Thankfully there were no injures reported in the accident.
New Jersey Statute 39:4-92.2
Procedure for motorist approaching certain stationary vehicle.
1. a. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle as defined in R.S.39:1-1 that is displaying a flashing, blinking or alternating red or blue light or, any configuration of lights containing one of these colors, shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
(2) If a lane change pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
b. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary tow truck as defined in section 1 of P.L.1999, c.396 (C.39:3-84.6) that is displaying a flashing amber light, a stationary highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle that is operated by the State, an authority or a county or municipality and displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights, or a stationary sanitation vehicle displaying a flashing amber warning light pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2011, c.3 (C.39:3-54.27) shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the tow truck, highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle, or sanitation vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
(2) If a lane change under paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
c. A violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500.
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On June 4, 2020 at 11:53 a.m. Ewing Police Dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a two-vehicle crash, with injuries, in the area of Lower Ferry and Ashley Roads. Responding officers encountered one of the vehicle’s occupants, a 23-year-old female, to be trapped inside her vehicle. Ewing Fire Station 33 responded and freed the victim who was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in critical condition, along with a five-year-old passenger from the vehicle. Both the five-year-old and the driver of the second vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 23-year-old female driver, identified as Gabriella Nordgren of Ewing, later died of her injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle being operated by Nordgren, crossed the center line striking the opposing vehicle head-on. The roadway has been reopened, however investigation into the crash is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information concerning the crash is asked to contact Officer Robert Birchenough at (609) 882-1313 ext. 5569.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 151. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, extended on April 7, 2020 through Executive Order No. 119, and extended again on May 6, 2020 through Executive Order No. 138. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. “As we move forward with our restart and recovery plan, maintaining access to all resources available is essential,” said Governor Murphy. “Extending the Public Health Emergency allows us to continue to work to save lives, while safely and securely reopening our state’s economy.”
Executive Order No. 151 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any Executive Branch departments and agencies in response to the Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
For the full text of Executive Order No. 151, click here.
Update June 7, 2020 at 10:20 am: Please be advised that the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the North Brunswick Police Department are no longer looking for the suspect vehicle noted in the attached press release from June 5, 2020. The driver has been located and the investigation is continuing. There is no additional information at this time.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick of the North Brunswick Police Department said police are investigating a fatal hit and run which took place on Route 130 in the Township early this morning.
The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Alysa Kristjanson, 22, of Princeton.
Detective Paul Pappas Jr. of the North Brunswick Police Department and Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that at approximately 12:58 am, the victim was struck on Route 130 in the area of Dunkin Donuts, the vehicle fled the scene.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Paul Pappas Jr. of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4436.
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Ewing Township Police and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Crash Investigation Unit are on scene at Lower Ferry and Ashly Roads. Three people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Preliminary investigation reveals that one of the vehilce may have crossed the yellow line and struck the opposing vehicle head on, police said.
One drive needed to be extricated by the Ewing Township Fire Department.
Anyone with information regarding the crash can contact Officer Robert Birchenough of the Ewing Police Department’s Traffic Unit 609-882-1313 ext. 5569.
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–See official police information about a possible protest over the LBI bridge on Saturday. Follow their Facebook page and plan your traffic route accordingly.
The Stafford Township Police Department is well aware of the upcoming protest march scheduled for this Saturday over the LBI Bridge. We appreciate everyone reaching out to us, and all of your concerns. Our number one priority is everyone’s safety and well being. As a department, we fully support the first amendment rights of the protesters, and we are taking every precautionary measure to ensure this is a peaceful protest march. Please follow our social media sites for accurate information. Thank you in advance for everyone’s cooperation. #staffordpolice
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mary Jo Rosati/49 yrs of age/currently homeless was reported missing May 24, 2020 by her mother. She was last seen wearing a gray colored long sleeve shirt, blue denim jeans and black boots. Ms. Rosati has not been seen or heard since March 24, 2020.
Anyone with information pertaining to Ms. Rosati’s whereabouts please contact Detective Daniel Inman of the Hamilton Police Criminal Investigation Section at (609) 581-4035 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tips Hotline at (609) 581-4008.