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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?

When someone is seriously injured or killed in an accident, it is important to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney. A good accident lawyer works with injured folks to get financial compensation for accidents and injuries. Learn more about:

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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Most recent accident reports

One lane is now getting by on the New Jersey Turnpike after a car-carrier truck accident that injured two people.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Commuters in the Garden State faced a nightmare morning commute after a major accident shut down the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A plane crashed on the runway at the Atlantic City International Airport in the early evening Tuesday.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A man is recovering after police say he crashed his vehicle into a creek in Trenton.

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A man was struck and killed in Gloucester County early Sunday morning. The fatal accident occurred around 1:20 a.m. on the 200 block of Hurffville Crosskeys Road near Sunhaven Drive in Washington Township.
Saturday, February 22, 2014

A man who was struck by a minivan overnight in Gloucester Township died from his injuries Sunday morning.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
One person was killed and another critically injured in an early morning crash in Burlington County. It happened around 2:10 a.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Authorities say the driver of a school van was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey early Friday morning. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. at Route 40 and Newkirk Station Road in Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Type: Bus Accident

An accident in New Jersey is causing major rush hour delays at the Lincoln Tunnel heading out of New York City.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A woman was killed in an apparent hit and run accident in Jersey City Thursday evening.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A Brooklyn pilot crashed a small plane while trying to land at a New Jersey airport Monday, police say.
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Harvard University says a student has died and others have been injured in a traffic accident in New Jersey as their van was returning from a weekend competition in Virginia.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Police say a 19-year-old died in a New Jersey car accident when the car he was a passenger in ran a stop sign, jumped a curb and hit a tree.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Police in New Jersey are looking into a bus accident that left a woman dead.

The 65-year-old woman was run over by the rear wheels of a commuter bus in New Milford early Thursday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014