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Trenton, New Jersey - The capital of New Jersey, and one of America's oldest cities
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was briefly the capital of the United States. The Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 84,034 in 2014.
Trenton dates back at least to June 3, 1719, when mention was made of a constable being appointed for Trenton, while the area was still part of Hunterdon County. Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township as of March 2, 1720, a courthouse and jail were constructed in Trenton around 1720 and the Freeholders of Hunterdon County met annually in Trenton. Trenton became New Jersey's capital as of November 25, 1790, and the City of Trenton was formed within Trenton Township on November 13, 1792.
The crowded roadways of Trenton contribute to accidents in the region
As of May 2010, the city had a total of 168.80 miles of roadways, of which 145.57 miles were maintained by the municipality, 11.33 miles by Mercer County and 10.92 miles by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.98 miles (1.58 km) by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
City highways include the Trenton Freeway, which is part of U.S. Route 1, and the John Fitch Parkway, which is part of Route 29. Canal Boulevard, more commonly known as Route 129, connects US Route 1 and NJ Route 29 in South Trenton. U.S. Route 206, Route 31, and Route 33 also pass through the city via regular city streets (Broad Street/Brunswick Avenue/Princeton Avenue, Pennington Avenue, and Greenwood Avenue, respectively).
Public transportation in Trenton
Public transportation within the city and to/from its nearby suburbs is provided in the form of local bus routes run by NJ Transit. SEPTA also provides bus service to adjacent Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Trenton Transit Center, located on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor, serves as the northbound terminus for SEPTA's Trenton Line (local train service to Philadelphia) and southbound terminus for NJ Transit Rail's Northeast Corridor Line (local train service to New York Penn Station). The train station also serves as the northbound terminus for the River Line, a diesel light rail line that runs to Camden. Two additional River Line stops, Cass Street and Hamilton Avenue, are located within the city.
Long-distance transportation is provided by Amtrak train service along the Northeast Corridor.
The closest commercial airport is Trenton–Mercer Airport in Ewing Township, about 8 miles from the center of Trenton, which has been served by Frontier Airlines offering service to and from points nationwide.
Other nearby major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, located 55.2 miles and 43.4 miles away, respectively, and reachable by direct New Jersey Transit or Amtrak rail link (to Newark) and by SEPTA Regional Rail (to Philadelphia).
NJ Transit Bus Operations provides bus service between Trenton and Philadelphia on the 409 route.
Here is information on the most recent accidents in Trenton:
- Trenton car accidents
- Trenton bicycle accidents
- Trenton motorcycle accidents
- Trenton pedestrian accidents
- Trenton bus accidents
- Trenton commercial truck accidents
- Trenton aircraft accidents
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Trenton, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Trenton accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Legal information for accident victims in Trenton
When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Trenton injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Trenton injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Trenton wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Trenton accident lawyer can do to help.