UPDATED: Two Dead, and Three Critically Injured, Including Two Pedestrians

Two pedestrians and a driver are critically injured.

Two are dead and three are seriously injured, including two pedestrians, after an accident at the corner of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane, in front of the McGinnis School, according to the East Brunswick Police Department.

According to police, the three seriously injured vicitms include two pedestrians and the driver.

Police and emergency workers responded to the accident at about 12:30 p.m. Police had Dunhams Corner from Hardenburg closed. In front of McGinnis was a heavily damaged car and a victim laying on the front grass. The car may have hit a telephone pole, as a pole was laying across Dunhams Corner.

Emergency units from throught the area were responding.

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peter mccabe September 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I'm not sure a pedstrian crossing signal is enough. Last week someone stopped for pedestrians crossing dunhams, and was rear ended. We need a reduced speed limit here, or more accidents and tragedies are inevitable at this location. There's too much foot traffic. What's so hard about this???
Neleta Henry September 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM
There should be a round-a-bout directional circle at that intersection, because it's very dangerous from any direction,a circle would definately slow traffic.
Phil Peterson September 17, 2012 at 06:46 AM
With this horrible accident, and from years of watching people speed up Frost Ave (despite a 25 MPH limit), why not install speed bumps?
John Romano September 17, 2012 at 03:15 PM
.....let me begin with my deepest condolences to the victim's families. .....to answer Samlam .....on main / arterial roadways such as Dunhams or Hardenburg, speed bumps / speed-tables wouldn't apply. But, on local streets, they ABSOLUTELY work. The chance of having a front bumper air-dam or the exhaust system torn off of a car will definitely deter speeding. But just try and get the town to agree. The police don't agree either....I've asked....NO, I'VE BEEN TOLD by police officers that were sitting in their cars running radar in my neighborhood (after I said that they were wasting their time sitting there)...that the town won't allow speed-bumps. I've been told by personnel in Public Works that they won't install them. They refuse to install them because they claim it will hinder snow removal. Measurable snow occurs maybe one or two times year....cars travel our streets 365 out of 365. We'll see if they'll change their tune now?
BellaRox September 17, 2012 at 09:22 PM
My deepest condolences and prayers.


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