Jersey City cop ‘critically injured,’ multiple others hit by out-of-control van


A Jersey City police officer was “critically injured,” while potentially over a dozen pedestrians were hurt, when an out-of-control van lost control, struck another car and propelled it onto the sidewalk in Jersey City. 

Photo via ABC 7's Lucy Yang.
Photo via ABC 7’s Lucy Yang.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The accident occurred near the intersection of Ocean and Myrtle Avenues at about 8 p.m. last night, with a speeding red minivan losing control before crashing into another car, which, in turn, hit pedestrians on the sidewalk, officials said.

The crash sent half a dozen people to the Jersey City Medical Center, including a uniformed police officer – who was badly injured in the crash, authorities said.

JCMC spokesman Mark Rabson stated that all six people are either I’m stable condition or had been discharged.

A law enforcement source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, told Hudson County View late last night that three other pedestrians were sent to Jersey City’s Christ Hospital and the officer hurt in the accident is female, declining to provide any other specific information.

The exact number of people injured as a result of the incident are currently unknown.

Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA), tweeted last night to keep the “critically injured” officer “in your prayers.”

Colligan tweet

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