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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 TransitSEPTA 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:

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.  

Rank: 
30
Percent of U.S: 
1
State: 
New Jersey

Most recent accident reports

A 20-year-old Fort Lee man was killed Thursday morning after a car he was riding in slammed into a Ridgefield building, according to authorities.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Two of the three victims have been identified in a fatal single-car crash in North Bergen this morning, authorities said.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 3
Type: Car Accident
A female driver was killed in a crash on Route 55 in Deptford Township late Wednesday afternoon, according to a report from Channel 6 Action News in Philadelphia.
Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 55
Type: Car Accident

A man is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Lindenwold, New Jersey.

The 57-year-old man was crossing the street on the 100 block of South White Horse Pike around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014
Type: Car Accident

MAHWAH - A father and son are among three killed in a fiery crash on 287 in Mahwah Tuesday.

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 287
City: 
Mahwah, NJ

FORT LEE - The George Washington Bridge reopened more than nine hours after a deadly crash snarled traffic in New Jersey early Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The township woman who was struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning on Route 35 died at the hospital from her injuries, authorities said.
Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 35
A 27-year-old Landing resident has been charged with death by auto for a Route 46 crash that killed a pedestrian, and that set the Landing man's car ablaze.
Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 46
Two of the victims injured Tuesday in a deadly crash on Route 55 have improved from critical to stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 55
Type: Car Accident
Authorities have identified the person killed in a single-car crash on Thursday as a 19-year-old Freehold man.
Date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Fairfield Road
Type: Car Accident

Two people were killed and several others were injured when a New Jersey Transit bus and a car collided in southern New Jersey.

Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014
Roadway: 
Franklin Blvd.
Type: Bus Accident

CSX officials say a freight train struck and killed a person on the company’s tracks in northern New Jersey.

The accident occurred around 9 p.m. Friday night in Harrington Park.

Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
An overturned vehicle caused a traffic mess in South Jersey this morning. The crash along Interstate 295 northbound near mile-marker 59 in Hamilton Township, N.J. stopped traffic.
Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 295
Type: Car Accident

Police are now treating a deadly hit-and-run that occurred in Paulsboro, Gloucester County early Sunday morning as a homicide.

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A man was killed in a three-car crash on Route 287 early Sunday morning, State Police said.

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 287
Type: Car Accident