Northeast Times

SUV strikes Frankford woman in N.J.

A flurry of vi­ol­ence in Trenton left a Frank­ford wo­man hos­pit­al­ized in crit­ic­al con­di­tion on Fri­day night, after an SUV driv­en by a gun­shot vic­tim struck her.

Car­men Wright, 23, and a 22-year-old wo­man were walk­ing across East State Street in New Jer­sey’s cap­it­al city at about 11:14 p.m. when a Chevy Blazer driv­en by 22-year-old Has­san Al­len struck both wo­men, then over­turned, ac­cord­ing to a Phil­adelphia In­quirer art­icle.

Wright un­der­went emer­gency sur­gery at a Trenton hos­pit­al, where she was dia­gnosed with brain swell­ing, in­tern­al bruises and mul­tiple bone frac­tures, the In­quirer said. She was lis­ted in stable but crit­ic­al con­di­tion on Sunday. Wright’s com­pan­ion was iden­ti­fied only as a Trenton res­id­ent and was lis­ted in stable con­di­tion at the same hos­pit­al.

Au­thor­it­ies re­portedly iden­ti­fied Al­len as a Trenton res­id­ent who had been shot in the neck in the East State Street area and con­tin­ued to drive his SUV un­til he struck the wo­men, crashed and lost con­scious­ness. He was pro­nounced dead at a Trenton hos­pit­al shortly after the crash.

Around the same time as the Al­len shoot­ing, two oth­er men were wounded in the same vi­cin­ity, in­clud­ing a 52-year-old who was shot and killed while sit­ting on the front steps of a State Street res­id­ence, and an 18-year-old who showed up at a Trenton hos­pit­al with a wounded leg, ac­cord­ing to the news­pa­per re­port. ••

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