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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.  

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Percent of U.S: 
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State: 
New Jersey

Most recent accident reports

Witnesses told police the motorcyclist was riding a Harley Davidson west on Harding Highway when he approached the intersection with Tuckahoe Road when he collided with the driver of a red Chevrolet SUV.
Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014
A 22-year-old man, walking near the intersection of Sicklerville Road and Jarvis Road was hit by a car whose driver did not stop and is believed to have fled on Sicklerville Road towards Route 42. The man was found along the side of the road.
Date: 
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The SUV driver, a 40-year-old Bronx, N.Y. woman, and her 9-year-old daughter were treated at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The Infinity soon lost control and slammed into a utility pole near Decatur Avenue, according to police.
Date: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 4
3 people have been injured when two vehicles collided at Fries Mill Road and Grant Avenue on Friday evening, police stated.
Date: 
Friday, August 22, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Nicholas Dever was driving south on Kozlosky Road when he lost control of his car and crossed into the northbound lane, hitting an oncoming car head-on. The driver of that car, Thomas Koller, sustained lethal injuries.
Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Kozloski Road
A single-car motor vehicle accident killed a 51-year-old Basking Ridge woman in Watchung early Friday morning, authorities said.
Date: 
Friday, August 15, 2014
Type: Car Accident

James Woetzel, of Hawthorne, is scheduled to appear before a judge in Paterson Wednesday.

Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014
A roadside memorial with candles and flowers has been arranged at the intersection of Cedar Bridge and Arlington avenues where a volunteer fire chief was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Cruz-Garcia was charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and causing a death while lice
Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Landis Avenue
A Hamilton man struck by a hit-and-run driver outside his home two weeks ago has been released from a local hospital.
Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Sylvan Avenue
The person killed in the tractor trailer crash on Route 287 North early Thursday has been identified as 61-year-old John Rischitelli, of Lewes, Del., State Police spokesperson Trooper Alina Spies told NJ.com Thursday afternoon.
Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 287 North

A motorcyclist was killed early Sunday in a crash on Fischer Boulevard, authorities said.

Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Two Randolph High School football players, who were close friends, died this weekend when the car they were riding in with two other classmates veered off the road and crashed.
Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Ironia Road
Type: Car Accident

New Jersey State Police say a two-vehicle crash on the southbound Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township on Saturday remains under investigation.

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014
Type: Car Accident

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