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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Monday September 11th, 2017 :: 11:34 a.m. EDT


Fire Forces Hotel to Close - 60 Firefighters Battled Blaze. Police Investigating Pedestrian Crash- 70 year old injured

Hotel Fire Displaces Guests
A 2 alarm fire heavily damaged the Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites at 4191 Route 1 Sunday night. A guest at the hotel spotted the fire in his room at 7:23pm and alerted nearby residents. A dozen people called 911 to report seeing the fire. Kingston Fire Department arrived and observed heavy fire pouring out of the front of the hotel room and spreading to nearby rooms. Guests from all 50 rooms were safely evacuated. It took 60 firefighters from 6 different fire departments- Kingston, Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park, Plainsboro, Little Rocky Hill, and North Brunswick #3 to put out the blaze.  The hotel was left uninhabitable.

Two firefighters were transported to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for heat exhaustion and later released. EMS units that responded included, Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park, Plainsboro, and North Brunswick.

The fire department activity forced Route 1 southbound to limited to one lane south of Route 522 during the fire. The South Brunswick Fire Safety Bureau is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck
South Brunswick Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian on Beekman Road Sunday night. At 7:34pm police received several 911 calls of a pedestrian struck on Beekman Road at Dickinson Road. Officers arrived and found a 70 year old South Brunswick man lying in the road. The man was walking across Beekman Road when he was struck by 2010 BMW which was headed westbound. The 55 year old driver stopped at the scene.

Paramedics and EMS transported the 70 year old man to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He suffered head, leg and internal injuries and was listed in serious condition.

Beekman Road was closed for four hours as a result of the investigation. The South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Mike Leung at (732) 329-4000 extension 7430.

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Captain James Ryan

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