Cherry Hill Police Still Seeking Witnesses in Route 38 Pedestrian Hit-and-Run


A man and a woman were struck by the driver of a pick-up truck as they attempted to cross Route 38 at Longwood Avenue. At least four people have been killed by drivers at that intersection since 2017.

By Matt Skoufalos | May 7, 2024

Route 38 and Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.

Cherry Hill Police continue to seek witnesses who may be able to provide information about a pedestrian hit-and-run that took place at the intersection of Route 38 and Longwood Avenue on April 28.

Around 12:20 a.m. that day, a man and woman were attempting to cross the intersection when they were hit by the driver of a vehicle heading west on Route 38.

Both victims were transported to the hospital with non-fatal injuries; police allege that the driver continued along Route 38 without stopping to aid them.

Cherry Hill Police Investigative Unit Commander Lt. Thomas Leone described the vehicle that hit them as “a dark-colored pick-up truck, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC, with damage to the front driver’s side near the headlight assembly.”

The intersection in question has been the site of several deadly pedestrian crashes. Within a four-month period in 2017, it claimed the lives of Clarence Singletary of Collingswood and Jose Martinez of Camden City.

The Courier-Post reported that Nichole Jackson of Pemberton was struck and killed crossing this same intersection in April 2021, as well as an unidentified senior citizen, who died after being hit by a driver there in June 2019.

Crossing button at Route 38 and Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.

The intersection spans six lanes of highway traffic at Route 38, where pedestrian crossings are controlled by a push-button mechanism activated on either side of the roadway.

NJ Transit buses also pick up and drop off passengers in the area of Route 38 and Longwood Avenue, where points of interest include a shopping center and fast food restaurants.

Camden County on the whole has sustained 17 fatal highway crashes thus far in 2024, according to data from the New Jersey State Police, including another on Route 38 and one on Kings Highway, both in Cherry Hill.

The state has seen 201 fatal highway crashes resulting in 209 deaths in the first four-plus months of the year.

Anyone with information about the April 28 crash is asked to call Cherry Hill Police Traffic Safety Unit Officer Trevor Toms (856-432-8856), to submit an anonymous tip by e-mail, or using the Nixle webform, or by texting TIP CHERRYHILLPD followed by your message to 888777.

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