East Windsor Hit And Run; Trenton Man Charged, Pedestrian In Critical Condition

October 11, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—East Windsor Police say they responded to a serious pedestrian accident at 4:44 a.m. on Route 130 South at the intersection of Hickory Corner Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed that while traveling on foot, westbound, across Route 130 Carl J. Ewald 52-years-old from East Windsor was hit by a 2006 Ford Econoline driven by Francisco Merino-Angel 35-year-old from Trenton, NJ. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton by Robbinsville Township EMS and Capital Health Paramedics. The driver of the Ford Econoline left the scene of the crash and was later identified.

Police say, Mr. Francisco Merino-Angel (age 35) Trenton, NJ was charged with the following:

Leaving the Scene 39:4-129

Failure to Report 39:4-130

Unsafe Vehicle 39:3-44

Cracked Windshield 39:3-75

Leaving the Scene of an accident 2C:12-1.1

Endangering an injured victim 2C:12-1.2

The matter remains under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team.

Assisting Agencies: East Windsor Township Police Department

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office

Robbinsville Township EMS

Capital Health Paramedics