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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 car crashed through the front doors of a Rite-Aid drugstore in New Jersey Wednesday, hitting a customer inside.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Crews are on the scene after a car crashed into the building of a beauty supply store around 2:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The store is Emiliani Beauty Supply and is located at 950 Route 33 in Hamilton Township.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 33
Type: Car Accident

One person has died after a serious accident in Robbinsville.

The accident occurred when a car and a truck collided at US Rt. 130 and Hankins Road.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Authorities say a six-year-old boy has died after being struck by a school bus Monday morning. Edmond Bock IV was hit shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Aqua Lane in Waterford’s Atco section.
Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Aqua Lane
Black ice was to blame in a seven-car pileup involving a police car on an elevated highway in northeast New Jersey Sunday, police say, but no one sustained serious injuries in the wreck.
Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014
A 22-year-old man was killed when a car plunged into a canal off the Hudson River in Jersey City early Wednesday, police say.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A central New Jersey borough councilman has died in a car accident a day before he was to be sworn in to his second term in office.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Type: Car Accident
A young boy was killed and a man was injured when their car struck a tree on a southern New Jersey roadway. But it’s still not clear what caused the crash, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in Mullica Township.
Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013

Ten people were injured after a taxi driver hit a bus and both vehicles ended up in a row of businesses in Newark early Thursday.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
Market Street
City: 
Newark, NJ
Type: Bus Accident

8 people suffered mostly minor injuries when a bus crashed on Route 3 in Clifton, New Jersey.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Type: Bus Accident
Police are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed an elderly man Monday evening in South Toms River, New Jersey.
Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowy conditions on the road may have caused a deadly accident on the jersey turnpike Sunday morning.

Police say a limo driver stepped out of his vehicle and was struck and killed by another car near exit 14 in Newark at around 5 a.m.

Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Roadway: 
Jersey Turnpike
City: 
Newark, NJ
Type: Car Accident

Officials are investigating a train accident that killed a man and injured a woman in Trenton.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Two people are hurt after a driver loses control of a school bus.
Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Roadway: 
Union Road
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

A driver was killed after crashing into the back of a tractor-trailer on Route 280 in New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Roadway: 
St. Route 280