A Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer was involved in a car accident in Jersey City early this morning, with investigators still gathering information and no serious injuries being reported.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“At approximately 6:40 a.m., a Hudson County Sheriff’s Patrol Unit was responding to back up another Sheriff’s Officer in Jersey City,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.
“Sheriff’s Officer David Fontanez was travelling southbound on Kennedy Blvd, in a marked Hudson County Sheriff’s unit with emergency lights and siren activated.”
Schillari also indicated that Fontanez collided with a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic at the At the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard & Highland Avenue.
A photo from the scene taken by an eyewitness shows that the Sheriff’s Office vehicle sustained serious damage to the front end, while the civilian vehicle appears to have been struck on the driver’s side.
The Sonic was driven by a 57-year-old female Jersey City resident, who had a 58-year-old Jersey City resident as her passenger. All three individuals were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center with minor injuries, authorities said.
Additionally, Schillari added that weather conditions may have played a role in the crash, since it was dark and raining at the time of the incident.
Furthermore, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit is still investigating the crash and no charges have been issued at this time.