On Wednesday night, April 8, a pedestrian was hit by a car when crossing Washington Road. The pedestrian, a graduate student at Princeton University, suffered extensive injuries.
At about 9:32 p.m. Wednesday night a 2008 Toyota Prius was travelling southbound on Washington Road approaching the area of the marked crosswalk located on Washington Road just south of Ivy Lane. The Toyota Prius was operated by Steven G. Cruz, 20, of Princeton. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Graduate student Nyssa Emerson, 25, was crossing from the west side of Washington Road to the east side when she was struck by the Toyota. She was crossing the street in the marked crosswalk, located on Washington Road, just south of Ivy Lane.
Emerson suffered extensive injuries and she was transported by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
“Our department was advised by medical staff that Emerson suffered significant injuries as a result of the crash and she was in guarded but stable condition,” police said.
Charges are pending against Cruz. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team assisted with the investigation, which is being conducted by Ptl. Marshall Provost. The roadway was closed during the investigation.
At the time of the collision it was raining lightly and the roadway was wet. The Toyota Prius suffered front end and windshield damage and it was towed from the scene by Stewart’s Towing.