Two Separate Accidents Reported In Ewing Township On Route 31

January 25, 2023

EWING (Mercer) – Two separate accidents – including one in which a person
was critically injured – occurred within 90 minutes of each other and about
a mile apart along Route 31 this evening (Wednesday, Jan. 25).

The first accident, which involved two vehicles, was reported just before
4:25 p.m. at the intersection of Route 31 (Pennington Road) and Carlton
Avenue, in front of the main entrance to the College of New Jersey. One of
the vehicles flipped and came to rest on its side. Police, firefighters and
EMS personnel responded and found that both drivers had suffered only
injuries and neither was trapped. While EMS personnel from Ewing and
Pennington transported the injured to local hospitals, Ewing firefighters
spread absorbent material on the road to contain mixed automotive fluids
spilled from wrecked vehicles. Firefighters then stood by while the wreckage
was removed by a tow truck.

The collision forced Ewing police to close Route 31 and TCNJ police to close
the college’s main entrance. Those closures created lengthy traffic backups
at the college’s other entrance on Green Lane.

At 5:48 p.m. Ewing police, EMS personnel and firefighters were dispatched to
the intersection of Route 31 and Somerset Street for a reported “pedestrian
struck.” Emergency workers arrived to find a critically injured person down
in the roadway. CPR was performed on the scene before the accident victim
was rushed by ambulance to the trauma center at Capital Health Regional
Medical Center in Trenton. The elderly male pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Both incidents are under investigation by Ewing police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Serious Collision Response Team.

Update on the pedestrian motor vehicle crash below from Ewing Police Department:

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