N.J. man dies after he’s hit by 2 cars while darting across street

October 11, 2018

Thomas Murphy, 52, of Hamilton, died after he was hit by cars on South Broad Street, police said.

A 52-year-old Mercer County man died Thursday after he was hit by two cars while attempting to dart across a street in Hamilton, authorities said.

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Thomas Murphy, of Hamilton, was hit about 6:40 a.m. by a car driven by a 74-year-old man from Hamilton who was traveling east on South Broad Street near Argonne Avenue, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. David Schultz.

Murphy was then struck by a second vehicle driven by a 38-year-old man from Trenton, which was also traveling east, Schultz said.

Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The driver of the first car was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton for injuries he suffered in the accident, Schultz said. The other driver was not hurt, Schultz said.

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The crash closed South Broad Street for nearly four hours as police investigated. The street was reopened to traffic at 10:21 a.m., Schultz said.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at 609-581-4000. Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008. The crash is under investigation by Officer Paul Micharski.

Anthony G. Attrino may be reached at tattrino@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TonyAttrino. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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