Car crash on perilous Jersey City road sends two to the hospital, authorities say


Two people were sent to the hospital after a car crash on one of the more perilous roads in Jersey City required the fire department to help remove the passengers from the vehicle.

By Corey McDonald/Hudson County View

Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, two cars collided on Paterson Plank Road, south of Congress Street towards Hoboken.

One of the vehicles drove into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle, creating an immediate “medical emergency,” said J.P. Escobar, a spokesman for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

Both drivers were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, Escobar said. One driver was released Thursday night, while the second driver remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Paterson Plank Road is known to be one of the more crash-prone roads in Hudson County and has seen a number fatalities in recent years.

Most recently, Adriana Riano, of North Bergen, was killed in a crash on the road in May. A Union City man was later charged with death by auto.

Three other crashes on the road resulted in deaths in the past six years or so: one in 2013, another in 2015, and another incident in 2017.


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