UPDATED: Authorities investigating Jersey City crash where 3 pedestrians were struck & ‘seriously injured’


Authorities are investigating a Jersey City crash where three pedestrians were struck and “seriously injured” earlier this evening.

Ocean and Orient Avenues in Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit & JCPD are investigating a collision in which three pedestrians were struck and seriously injured at Ocean and Orient Avenues in Jersey City,” the HCPO tweeted.

“Please avoid the area as investigation is underway. More info to follow.”

According to police radio transmissions, a car crashed into the Giselle Supermarket, located at 643 Ocean Ave., around 6 p.m. and the Jersey City Police and Fire Departments responded immediately.

Saturday morning at 10:48 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

A Jersey City woman who injured three people after running a red light and driving onto the sidewalk on Ocean Avenue between Claremont and Orient Avenues Friday night has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Michelle Graham, 25, was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated,
driving while unlicensed/suspended and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

On August 6, 2021 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Jersey City Police notified the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit of multiple pedestrians struck by a 2019 Toyota Corolla on the sidewalk in front of 641-643 Ocean Aves.

All three pedestrians, a 51-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old woman, were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for their injuries. Graham was also transported to the JCMC on a complaint of pain.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed, Suarez added.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.