On October 16, 2010, a Ewing car crash on Route 31 claimed the life of a township man.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., Kenneth Herbst, 64, a resident of Aquetong Lane, tried to turn left from Rockleigh Drive into the southbound lanes of Pennington Road.
A shuttle bus, which was traveling along Route 31, struck the front fender of Herbst’s vehicle, spinning it 360 degrees before coming to rest.
The shuttle bus, which was only occupied by the driver, flipped onto its side.
Herbst was pronounced dead at the scene due to head and facial trauma. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Emergency crews from the West Trenton Fire Department and Prospect Heights Fire Department had to cut the bus driver from the vehicle. She was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The exact extent of her injuries is not known, but are not said to be life-threatening.
The exact details of the crash are still being investigated; however, the driver of the bus is not believed to be at fault for the Ewing car accident.
The Philadelphia auto accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of the victim of this tragic New Jersey car crash.