State Attorney General examines death of Trenton man, 21, in scooter crash
New Jersey Attorney Gurbir S. Grewal said his office was reviewing the death of a 21-year-old Trenton man in a scooter accident because it somehow involved law enforcement.
The man, who has not been identified, was riding a Yamaha scooter without a helmet near the intersection of Highway 33 and Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township when a township officer in an unmarked car the spotted shortly after 9 p.m. on May 25, Grewal mentioned.
A statement released by Grewal on Thursday does not say whether the officer has launched a prosecution.
What he says is:
“Before the officer could stop the driver of the scooter, who was heading west on Route 33, the driver of the scooter collided with a Dodge Caravan, the driver of which was attempting to turn left into the center. commercial Mercerville from Highway 33 eastbound.
“The man was thrown from the scooter and hit the windshield of the pickup truck. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he died around 3 p.m. on May 27.”
State law and its own guidelines require Grewal’s office to investigate deaths that occurred “in an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity or while the deceased is in custody.” .
A 10-step process ensures that the investigation is conducted “in a comprehensive, impartial and transparent manner,” he said.
Once the investigation is complete, the results will be presented to a grand jury – usually comprised of 16 to 23 citizens – who will determine whether or not criminal charges are founded, the attorney general said.
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