April 24, 2023 UPDATE:
The Robbinsville Township Police Department and Director of Public Safety Dave Fried are happy to report that Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.
We want to thank Robbinsville Division of Fire and EMS, Capital Health Medic Unit, As well as the Nurses and Doctors at Capitol Health Regional Trauma Center for taking such great care of Patrolman Boyle. We would like to also thank our community, our elected officials, local business owners, our colleagues in Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS for your outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. They mean the world to Patrolman Boyle and all of the Police Officers and Dispatchers of the Robbinsville Police Department.
Patrolman Boyle, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on April 22, 2023 while assisting a disabled vehicle on Route 130 south near Voelbel Road, is expected to make a full recovery and looks forward to getting back to work in his new position as School Resource Officer at Pond Road Middle School.
April 23, 2023
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday April 22, 2023 at approximately 11:32 p.m., Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25 years of age was assisting a disabled vehicle on Rt. 130 Southbound at mile marker 66.1. While the officer was speaking with the driver of the disabled vehicle, outside of his marked Dodge Charger patrol car with Emergency Lights activated, a 2020 Volkswagen Passat, traveling South on Rt. 130 struck the patrol car, then the officer, and subsequently the disabled vehicle before it continued to travel South on Rt. 130.
The driver of this vehicle did not stop to render aid or to report the crash and left the scene. The Police Officer was able to radio for assistance and Robbinsville Police, Robbinsville Station 40, and Robbinsville EMS arrived on scene. Robbinsville EMS transported the injured Police Officer to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment where he remains in stable condition.
The suspect vehicle was later located by our Officers at her residence in East Windsor, NJ. The driver of the vehicle, Rachel Glatt age 52, from East Windsor was subsequently criminally charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (2C:12-1B(1)5(a)) and 4th Degree Assault by Auto (2C:12-1C(1)).
In addition, Mrs. Glatt was also charged with Reckless Driving (39:4-96), Careless Driving (39:4-97), Failure to maintain lane (39:4-88), Failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle (39:4-92.2), Failure to report a motor vehicle crash (39:4-130) and Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving personal injury (39:4-129A).
Mrs. Glatt was processed and transported to Mercer County Correctional Facility. Anyone with pertinent information related to this case is asked to contact the Robbinsville Township Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-259-3900.
Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.
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