April 4, 2021 update here: Update: Fatal Pedestrian Crash On Route 29
April 3, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 8:30 pm Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS and Capital Health Paramedics were dispatched to Route 29 North Bound near South Hermitage Avenue for a serious pedestrian accident near the pedestrian overpass. The highway was shut down for the accident investigation and it appeared that the pedestrian suffered life threating injuries. Expect the highway to be closed for some time while the police conduct the investigation. A detour is set up from Calhoun Street to Parkside Avenue on the North Bound side of Route 29. Google Maps also has a south bound detour on Route 29 at Lee Avenue. If traveling on Route 29 in the area seek an alternate route.
MidJersey.news has reached out to Trenton Police Department for official information please check back for updates.
No further information is available at this time.
Ed Note on editorial standards: This was a horrific accident involving a person and the family and friends of that person were on scene in distress. In an editorial standard MidJersey.News and OnScene news has editorially chosen not to use photos or video that show a body and another objects lying in the street. Another local “news” publication shows a video and photos of the body in the street along with family and friends standing near the scene. There is no editorial purpose to use photos/video like that to tell a story of an accident this horrific and shows no compassion towards the family or friends. There are times when photos of that nature may need to be used to tell the story but not in this case. That publication has no couth. Quite possibly the more important story is that why did the person not use the pedestrian overpass to cross the highway? (if that is what the person was doing in the highway). Numerous people have been struck by vehicles in this area in the past and if they are crossing the highway why are they not using the pedestrian overpass that is right there? Can the State DOT provide additional fencing in the center median to prevent crossings by forcing people to use the pedestrian overpass? This is a tragedy that should not happen again but unless action is taken by government officials we are afraid this will happen again.
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