October 2, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–NJ State Police Spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele told MidJersey.News that the crash occurred at 9:06 p.m. on Interstate 195 eastbound in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. Preliminary information indicates that in the area of Exit 3 (milepost 3.2) two pedestrians were standing outside of their Ford Escape which was parked in a construction zone in the right lane. A Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound when it entered the construction zone and struck the rear of a Freightliner crash truck. The crash truck was pushed forward striking the Ford Escape and the two pedestrians. Both pedestrians sustained serious injuries and the driver of the Dodge sustained moderate injuries. All 3 were transported to an area hospital. The right lane and the Exit 3 ramp were closed for approximately 6 hours. Cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Hamilton Township Fire Department, RWJ Hamilton EMS, Robbinsville Township Fire Department EMS, and paramedics from Capital Health responded to the scene for the injured. Hamilton Township Fire Department performed the extrication.