December 1, 2020
Team Coverage by: Tyler Eckel, Brian McCarthy, and Dennis Symons
Story by: Tyler Eckel
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER): Hamilton Police, Fire, EMS, and Paramedics responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred at East State Street and Norway Avenue around 9:12 am this morning.
Two pedestrians were standing on the southwest corner of Norway Avenue and East State Street when a black Honda Civic traveling Eastbound veered off the roadway and onto the sidewalk of East State Street.
The vehicle struck the two pedestrians on the corner, continuing across Norway Avenue and into the parking lot of Global Painting, 1517 East State Street. One of the pedestrians became pinned under the vehicle while the vehicle caught fire. Hamilton Fire Departments were able to put out the small fire and extricate the patient from under the vehicle.
After the collision, both the driver and passenger fled the scene on foot.
Both pedestrians were transported to Capital Health Trauma Center for serious injuries in the crash.
The crash investigation remains ongoing and any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Officer Jeffrey Galant of the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609)581-4008.