A West Windsor resident and his eight-year-old son were struck by a Jeep Liberty while crossing Washington Road this afternoon, police said.
The incident took place just after 3 p.m. on Washington Road south of the Carnegie Lake Bridge. The 2005 Jeep Liberty, operated by Matthew Benjamin, 28, of Dayton, was traveling south on Washington Road and passed a vehicle on the right that was stopped in the southbound lane. Upon passing the stopped vehicle, Benjamin’s vehicle struck two pedestrians, Richard J. Regan, 54, and his 8-year-old son, who were standing on the shoulder of the roadway with their bicycles.
The father and son suffered serious injuries and were transported by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad to Capital Health Systems at Fuld, Princeton Police said.
The Jeep sustained front end damage and was towed from the scene.
Washington Rd. was closed between Faculty Rd. and Route 1 for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted. The roadway reopened at approximately 6 p.m.
The Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision Response Team responded to the accident scene and assisted with the investigation.
The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time, police said.