Investigation underway for serious trike motorcycle crash on MLK Boulevard in Trenton, NJ.
Two trike style motorcycles collided on MLK Boulevard in Trenton, NJ near Cavell Street this morning causing reported multiple serious injuries. Emergency personnel from Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS TEMS, and Capital Health Paramedics all immediately responded to the scene. One person was transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center with a “Trauma Code” called while another was transported with a “Trauma Alert” to the same medical facility.
At around 10:10 a.m., witnesses reported loud crashing sounds which alerted the authorities. Trenton Fire Department Rescue 1 was summoned to the incident to help free a trapped person near a utility pole, while additional EMS units were also called for support. Although no official report has been released by the Trenton Police Department, photos taken by locals depict the chaotic aftermath of the crash.
Trenton Police have taken charge of the scene and are currently investigating the cause of the accident while simultaneously providing aid to the injured. Passersby are advised to avoid the immediate location of the crash and provide ample space to the first responders.
The crash has caused immense traffic distress in the nearby streets. One eyewitness account stated: “I could see several lanes blocked, and the police had pushed everyone back… they were taking the ambulances out of the area fast.” Trenton Police have requested that drivers take alternate routes until the situation is brought under control.
The severity of the collision and the injuries sustained by the involved parties are still uncertain at this time. The exact details of the accident remain sketchy, and updates will be provided as soon as they are released by the Trenton Police Department. Michael Ratcliffe and Brian McCarthy captured the chaotic moments after the collision in a series of photos that capture the urgency of the scene.