Kenneth Paillant was killed in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident in Trenton

A collision occurred along North Clinton Avenue early Saturday

TRENTON, NJ (April 27, 2024) – Trenton Police are searching for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning.

Kenneth Paillant died early Saturday morning after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Trenton.

Authorities said a man was spotted by a group of people around 3 a.m. in the 200 block of North Clinton Avenue. The police were notified and an ambulance was sent to the scene.

The victim, 29-year-old Kenneth Paillant, a Trenton resident, was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Trenton police did not provide a description of the suspect vehicle.


In most hit-and-run cases, the at-fault drivers feel that they can avoid the consequences of their actions by leaving the scene of the accident. However, charges are brought against a suspect upon his arrest.

Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, but unfortunately statistics show that more than one hit-and-run accident occurs on U.S. roads every minute.

Candice Bond, an experienced hit-and-run lawyer, said in such cases it is essential to have an independent investigation conducted promptly by an experienced attorney to protect the victim's rights.

“It is extremely important to have the right resources to investigate a hit-and-run accident and prove negligence,” said Bond, managing partner of Bond Legal.

“Road conditions, visibility and lighting are potential contributing factors that will be considered and investigated,” Bond said.

These procedures are necessary to help someone who has lost a loved one to a hit-and-run driver receive the justice and financial compensation they deserve.


Until the investigation is complete, Kenneth Paillant's family may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit for funeral expenses, loss of love and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

“An incident is considered a wrongful death when a natural or legal person commits a wrongful or negligent act that results in death,” said Stefano Formica, legal counsel at Bond Legal. “When traffic accidents result in fatalities due to unsafe driving, aggressive or distracted driving, speeding or driving under the influence, family members typically have the option of filing a civil lawsuit against the responsible driver.”

If your loved one was killed in a hit-and-run and would like a free consultation, please contact our national legal analysts Candice Bond and Stefano Formica today

(Candice Bond, Managing Partner, and Stefano Formica, Of Counsel at Bond Legal, are the national legal analysts for The Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate may and will use quotes from previous interviews with our analysts in our news articles. If You Would If You Bond To contact Legal, please call 866-599-0297 or use the input box on this page. The legal analysts mentioned may be licensed in your state.

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