Deaf man killed when struck by car in Bordentown – phillyBurbs.com

Deaf man killed when struck by car in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — A deaf man from the township died early this morning at a Trenton hospital after he was struck by a car while walking on Route 130 South, police said.

Thomas B. Cline, 37, of Ward Avenue was walking alone at 12:04 a.m. in the right lane of the highway near the intersection with Groveville Road when he was struck by a southbound car, said Lt. Norman Hand.

Cline was taken to Capital Health System, Fuld Campus in Trenton, where he was pronounced dead at 2:42 a.m., Hand said.

The driver of the car, Edward Steffen of East Drive in Bordentown Township, was not injured, the lieutenant said.

Steffen stopped immediately after striking Cline and reported the accident, Hand said. An investigation is still ongoing but he said no charges have been filed.

“It’s a low visibility area and the next thing he knew the victim was in front of him,” Hand said.

Investigators have not determined where Cline was coming from or walking to yesterday morning. He said Cline is deaf, but investigators haven’t determined if that was a factor in the accident.

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