Pedestrian Struck at Rt. 571 and Wallace/Cranbury Road

571/Wallace/Cranbury intersection, 2007

571/Wallace/Cranbury intersection, 2007

A right-turning car struck a pedestrian as he was crossing Route 571 (Princeton-Hightstown Road) at the corner of? Wallace Road at 6 PM on Monday, November 30. As was his custom, he was wearing a reflective vest. Fortunately, there was no neurological damage, and no bones were broken.

The WWBPA recommended changes to this intersection in 2007 and continues to push the Township, County and State to improve the intersection.

Until (and even after) these changes are a reality, one resident recommends using a red, flashing light when out after dark.

Also, please attend the meeting about Route 571 (Princeton-Hightstown Road) on Tuesday, December 15 between 6 PM and 8:30 PM at the West Windsor Municipal Center. Let’s ensure that this intersection is improved for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

This information meeting, conducted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and Mercer?County Engineering Division in conjunction with West Windsor Township,? will show improvements being planned between Cranbury/Wallace roads and Clarksville Road.

Plans?will be on display beginning at 6:30 P.M. on December 15,? and?DVRPC and County representatives will be available to answer?questions. A formal presentation of the project will begin promptly at?7 P.M.

One Response to “Pedestrian Struck at Rt. 571 and Wallace/Cranbury Road”

  1. bikefar says:

    I remain pessimistic that unless the warning light on the overpass is changed to flash only when the light will be changing that any progress will be made. Was the driver coming toward Hightstown? Was the pedestrian walking from the station on the station side of Wallace?
    Furthermore, and this would be impractical, unless the bridge were to be lowered in height there will be accidents there cause of the crossroad at the foot of the bridge. What I just suggested was done at Rt. 33, Robbinsville, but that was an abandoned rr (that had been rumored to be a future rail-trail. Now I hope that never happens!).
    So instead of bitching, I would hope that you can get some crosswalk signs that so at the very least, we can ticket people for jaywalking. My pessimism shows up again. But something has to be done by the township and the state and the NJT(?) before someone gets killed.



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