October 16, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 16, 2021 at approximately 4:23 pm, a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by Scott Ertel, a 48 year old male from Hamilton, was traveling east bound on Hobson Ave approaching the intersection of S. Broad St. (RT 206). As the driver began to make a right turn onto S. Broad St. he did not see the pedestrians enter the crosswalk and struck Angel Ortiz a 51 year old from Trenton and his mother, Anna Ortiz a 75 year old from Trenton. Anna Ortiz was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by ambulance for serious injuries. Angel Ortiz was evaluated at the scene with no visible injuries.
The crash is under investigation by Officer Paul Micharski and Officer Christopher Clugsten. Any witnesses are asked to please contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000.
Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008