Motorcyclist injured after Mercer Road accident

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Aug. 13, Princeton Police responded for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist and two vehicles on Mercer Road at the Mercer Road bridge.  The motorcyclist, a 34-year-old male from Trenton, was traveling northbound on a 2013 Kawasaki and failed to navigate a curve in the roadway and struck a southbound 2000 Volkswagon driven by a 35-year-old Princeton male.  The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and struck a second southbound vehicle, a 2006 Prius driven by a 31-year-old Princeton female.

The motorcylcist sustained serious internal injuries and was transported to Capital Health Regional in Trenton by the Princeton First Aid squad and paramedics from Capital Health.  The drivers of both vehicles were uninjured.  Mercer Road was closed for approximately three hours for the investigation, the Princeton Fire Police assisted with traffic control.  As of Tuesday, the investigation remains open and no summonses have been issued at this point.

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Erica Chayes Wida is a writer, mom, and complete zealot when it comes to poetry, paella and globe collections. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, Erica moved to Italy where the seasons and old architecture inspired her journey back to the East Coast. Since then, she and her husband have created a nest egg locally and, over time, developed a rather grand love affair with the town of Princeton. Erica is senior editor at The Princeton Sun and enjoys fulfilling her Princeton affections on a daily basis. | View all posts by Erica Chayes Wida