Pedestrian Fatalites Rise Again on South Jersey Highway

Traffic on Route 42 in Gloucester County, which was also cited as a dangerous road for pedestrians in New Jersey. (Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer)

A regional transportation report names Route 130 as one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in New Jersey.  Last year alone, there were five fatalities on that highway, a six-lane ribbon that carries motorists past endless strip malls, motels and gas stations.  

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign report says most of the fatalities - 14 since 2009 - occurred on a stretch between Delran and Burlington Township.  The road is also known as the Burlington Pike. 

The report suggests more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and timed signals for walkers to reduce hazards.

Route 38 was also mentioned as one that has also had several pedestrian fatalies in recent years. 

The report used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.