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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 two-car accident in the eastbound lane near Wendy’s Restaurant closed Tilton Road Monday afternoon, April 21, and sent one person to the hospital.

Date: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Tilton Road
Type: Car Accident

A woman was killed in a crash on Route 35 in Belmar early Sunday morning.

The victim's father stated that his 26-year-old daughter, Tiffany Soto, of Howell, died in the crash.

Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Roadway: 
Eighth Avenue
City: 
Belmar, NJ
Type: Car Accident
A Brooklyn man is dead after he landed in a New Jersey backyard in a skydiving accident. The incident happened Sunday afternoon in Washington Township, in Gloucester County.
Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
The township police department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Route 9 near Phillips Drive about 3:49 p.m. Friday.
Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 9
Type: Car Accident

A 27-year-old Secaucus man was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after firefighters cut him from a wrecked car on Route 287 Thursday, according to authorities.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 287
City: 
Mahwah, NJ
Type: Car Accident

A 32-year-old township woman was seriously injured in a single-car crash early Wednesday morning, police said.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Sussex Avenue
Type: Car Accident

A 19-year-old man who was dressed in black and standing in the middle of the road was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Tuesday night, police said today.

Police found Devonte Brown, of Florence, lying in the road unresponsive.

Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Roadway: 
Rising Sun Road
Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 206
Type: Car Accident
A 59-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision in the Waretown section of Ocean Township on Tuesday evening, police said.
Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Roadway: 
Bryant Road
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 40
Type: Car Accident

A 22-year-old Toms River man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night, police said.

Date: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 9
Type: Car Accident
A head-on collision sent two drivers to a hospital and shut down a lane of Route 206 in Chester Township for two hours early Monday morning, police said.
Date: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 206
Type: Car Accident

The woman killed in a two-car crash in Estell Manor Sunday afternoon has been identified State Police as 84-year-old Dorothy Gorman.

Date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 50
Type: Car Accident
A 50-year-old woman died in an accident on Route 130 South just south of Quarry Lane on Friday morning after her vehicle struck a utility pole.
Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Type: Car Accident