WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 10:00 p.m. January 4, 2022, a pedestrian was struck by the Princeton Junction “Dinky” train. West Windsor Emergency Services and West Windsor Fire Departments responded to the Princeton Junction Train Station. Firefighters and EMS responded to a wooded area near the “Dinky” line off Station Drive.
Just after 12:00 a.m. Jan 5, 2022, the pedestrian was removed from the wooded area and was being “treated” in the back of the ambulance. EMS units transported the patient to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton at 12:35 a.m., and a “Trauma Alert” was called En route to the hospital.
New Jersey Transit reported that service was suspended due to a pedestrian strike and that substitute bus service was being provided to the riders of the Dinky Train.
The Dinky connects downtown Princeton, NJ and the Princeton University campus with Princeton Junction Station on the Northeast Corridor, the train superhighway connecting Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.