Good Samaritan Pulls Intoxicated Driver From Fiery Crash In West Windsor

December 28, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police reported that on December 27, 2022, at 7:10 p.m., a serious motor vehicle collision was reported to the West Windsor Police Department Communications Center involving a single car into tree.  Initial reports were that the driver was injured, and the car was on fire.  The West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (WWDFES), West Windsor Fire Company Station #43, West Windsor Police Department Patrol & Traffic Units all responded to the scene.  The West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services and West Windsor Fire Company Station #43 extinguished the fire. 

The following was initially determined; a 2011 Honda Accord had been traveling east on South Mill Road just prior to a curved section for the intersection of New Edinburg Road.  The Honda crossed the center line, left the road to the left, crossed over New Edinburg Road, and crashed into a white pine tree.   A Good Samaritan/Pedestrian stopped and removed the driver from the vehicle, which proceeded to catch fire.  The driver (and sole occupant of the Honda) sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries.  It was determined that the driver was Driving While Intoxicated.  The driver was transported to Capital Health Regional Trauma Center–Trenton.  

The crash is still under investigation.  If anyone has any pertinent information, please contact the West Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222 or email  The roadway was closed for approximately (2.5) hours.