Princeton Township Police Blotter: Three-Car Accident on State Rd

A Land Rover traveling south on State Road (Route 206) crashed into another car at the intersection of Mountain Avenue this morning and the chain reaction resulted in a three-car crash. Kathryn Morris, 56, of Skillman was driving the Land Rover that collided with the rear end of the Toyota driven by Daniel Rowe, 39, of Skillman. Rowe’s Toyota in turn hit another Toyota driven by Bonnie Amo, 54, of Lawrence, police said. The Princeton Fire Department and Princeton First Aid Squad were dispatched to the scene because a small fire started in the engine of the Land Rover, police said. The Land Rover was towed from the scene because the vehicle was not drivable. All three drivers complained of pain but refused medical attention at the scene. Morris was charged with careless driving, police said. One lane of State Road was closed for about an hour because of the accident.

A pedestrian was struck by a car on May 6 while trying to cross Duffy Place, police said. Peter Hnatuk, 49, of Blue Spring Road was struck by a Toyota Pruis driven by Wei Li, 55, of Trewbridge Court. Hnatuk was thrown on to the vehicle’s hood, rolled off the car and landed in the roadway. He suffered contusions and abrasions to both knees and was transported to University Medical Center of Princeton, where he was treated and released. Li was charged with careless driving, police said.

On May 4, a driver heading south on State Road (206) failed to see that traffic in front of him had come to a stop. He then braked and swerved his Toyota Corolla in an attempt to avoid striking another vehicle, police said.  Sukhwinde Singh, 21, of Lumberton struck the rear of a Lexus RX driven by Jo Butler of Princeton Borough. Butler’s car was pushed forward into the rear of a Buick PRK driven by David Obert of Hamilton, who was stopped to make a left turn. The Toyota and Lexus were towed from the scene. Butler complained of neck pain, was evaluated by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and refused further treatment. Traffic on State Road was detoured for about an hour because of the accident.