HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division (HTPD) have announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with a December hit-and-run accident that sent two pedestrians to the hospital with serious injuries. Following an investigation, Hamilton Police arrested Daquan picott, 31, Trenton, for assault by auto, knowingly leave the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, and endangering an injured victim.
At approximately 9:12am on December 12, two individuals suffered serious injuries after being struck by a 2013 black Honda Civic four-door as they were standing on the southwest corner of Norway Avenue and East State Street .The two victims were transported to Capital Health at Fuld for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the accident.
According to HTPD, the Honda was traveling east when it veered off the roadway and onto the sidewalk of East State Street and struck the two pedestrians. The vehicle then continued across Norway Avenue, drove through a wrought iron fence, and into the parking lot of Global Painting located at 1517 East State Street. It also struck two vans parked in the lot.
After the collision, the driver of the Honda and the passenger fled the scene on foot.
Picott was taken into custody by the Trenton Police Department on January 8 and is currently being held at the Mercer County Detention Center without bail.
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