TRENTON — A man was struck by a hit-and-run SUV and was then pinned by another vehicle that ran him over Tuesday night at an intersection considered to be the most dangerous in the country.

John Giordano, 66, was carrying ice in a baby carriage at the intersection of Route 129 and Lalor Street about 8:20 p.m. when he was first struck, according to police Lt. Bethesda Stokes.

The impact sent Giordano airborne into the right lane, where he was struck by the second vehicle.

He was hospitalized with severe traumatic injuries, according to Stokes. Giordano remained hospitalized in extremely critical condition Wednesday morning.

Police respond to a pedestrian struck on Route 129 at Lalor Street in Trenton 8/16/22
Police respond to a pedestrian struck on Route 129 at Lalor Street in Trenton 8/16/22 (

Deadliest intersections in New Jersey

The intersection earned the title of "Deadliest Intersection in the United States" by the Fang Law Firm in their study of 20 years worth of fatal crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Nine people were killed at the Trenton intersection between 2000 and 2019.

That was tied with the fatalities at Spring Street (Routes 1&9) and East Jersey Street in Elizabeth.

State Police records show three fatal crashes on Route 129 in 2021 but does not disclose the intersection. There were none in 2020.

Eight fatal crashes happened at Massachusetts Avenue and Route 70 in Toms River, according to the study.

Also in Elizabeth, the Routes 1&9 intersection with East Grand, just a few blocks from the intersection at East Jersey Street, had seven fatalities, and North Avenue at 1&9 had six deaths.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

The Top 30 Roller Coasters in New Jersey

Happy National Roller Coaster Day! The state of New Jersey is home to the 5th most roller coasters in the United States, spread across 14 thrilling theme parks.

What would happen to NJ if we were attacked by nuclear weapons?

We used NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey.

The models show what would happen in aerial detonation, meaning the bomb would be set off in the sky, causing considerable damage to structures and people below; or what would happen in a ground detonation, which would have the alarming result of nuclear fallout. The models do not take into account the number of casualties that would result from fallout.

Spirit Halloween is back: Here's where to find them in NJ

A list of towns throughout New Jersey where you can find Spirit Halloween stores for 2022. Towns are listed in alphabetical order. Click or tap on the town names for more details.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM