October 4, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Public Information Officer Timothy J. Carroll confirmed that a 45-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a white vehicle that fled the scene last night on North Olden Avenue between New York and St. Joes Avenues. The victim was transported by Trenton EMS and Captial Health Paramedics to Captial Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. Trenton Police remained on scene investigating until about 12:20 a.m. and are looking for a white vehicle that fled the scene.
This was the second fatal pedestrian struck in Trenton since Sunday. On Sunday at 8:07 p.m. a panhandler was struck on Route 129 at Cass Street near New Jersey State Prison where he reportedly darted out in traffic. The driver did stop and remained on scene for the investigation by the Trenton Police Department.
In early September Trenton Cycling Revolution members & friends put up a ghost bike in honor of Thaddeus Peterson, a U.S. Marine veteran and lifelong Trentonian, who was killed riding his bike on North Olden Avenue not even a half mile from last night’s scene.
Trenton Cycling Revolution has been riding and advocating for safer roads in the City of Trenton.
If you are walking at nighttime, it is highly recommended to wear clothing with reflective material, not just bright colored clothing.