Girl, dog fatally struck by car in West Windsor Township


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A 12-year-old girl who was walking her dog was killed when she was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane Nov. 27, according to the West Windsor Police Department.

Police were dispatched at 5:37 p.m. to investigate a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of the two streets, police said.

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Police and emergency medical personnel found the girl and her dog lying on the roadway at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane. The dog died at the scene, police said.

The girl was rushed to Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center by the West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services, police said. She died at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the girl and her dog were struck by the Jeep SUV, which was traveling on Rabbit Hill Road. It was being driven by a 65-year-old West Windsor Township resident.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Serious Collision Response Team was called to help the West Windsor Police Department investigate the incident.

Anyone with information on it is asked to contact Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222; the Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452; or by email to

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