West Windsor Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving a 12-Year-Old on Rabbit Hill Road – MidJersey.News

West Windsor Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving a 12-Year-Old on Rabbit Hill Road – MidJersey.News

November 28, 2023

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER) – The West Windsor Police Department reports that on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 5:37 p.m., police responded to a pedestrian hit at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and Abington Lane. West Windsor Fire and Emergency Services and police units arrived to find 12-year-old Ananta Ahuja and her dog lying in the road at the intersection. West Windsor Fire and Emergency Services immediately provided first aid to Ananta and transported her to Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Her dog died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicated a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 65-year-old man was traveling on Rabbit Hill Road. Ananta and her dog were hit while crossing the road.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team responded to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation. The identity of the jeep driver is being withheld pending further investigation. Anyone with relevant information directly related to this collision is asked to contact Traffic Officer E. McQuade #597 at (609) 799-1222, our anonymous tip line at (609) 799-0452, or his email: McQuade@westwindsorpolice.com .


A letter from David Aderhold, Superintendent of Schools, sent to parents and guardians of the Community Middle School:

Dear Middle School Parents/Guardians:

I am sorry to inform you that one of our students at Community Middle School, Ananta Ahuja, tragically passed away when she was hit by a car this evening, November 27, 2023. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Ananta was a seventh grader on the 7A team. Many teens and members of our community will be affected (either directly or indirectly) by the news of the death of a classmate. School counselors, case managers and Rutgers University behavioral health care staff will be on hand tomorrow in the media center to assist students.

If you feel that your son or daughter is having difficulty coping with this event, please let us know as soon as possible. As always, our advisors and administration will remain accessible to the entire student body. We ask parents to notify us directly if their child is experiencing ongoing difficulties.

Please keep in mind that any traumatic event can trigger an emotional reaction, even to an unrelated event (family illness, past losses, etc.). Please review the links below for suggestions on how to comfort a person after an unexpected loss and some of the most common characteristics of a teenager who may have difficulty coping.

Additional resources can be found in the counseling section of the district website.

sincerely,

David Aderhold, Superintendent of Schools



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