Police: Bayonne driver speeds through red light, buries car underneath parked SUV

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A Bayonne motorist sped through a red light and collided with a parked SUV, trapping his car underneath the SUV and propelling it into a third and fourth car on Sunday night, authorities said. 

Photo via Facebook.
Photo via Facebook.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway, where they observed a white Hyundai Elantra underneath a read Ford Edge, explained Police Lt. Janine Foy.

According to a statement from a witness on the scene, the Elantra was traveling at a high speed southbound on Broadway when it passed a stopped vehicle on the right-hand side, went through a red light, and crashed into a parked Ford Edge – lodging the Elantra underneath the SUV, officials said.

As the Elantra was trapped underneath the Ford Edge, the car continued moving forward and propelled the Ford Edge into a parked Toyota Tundra, which then crashed into a parked Acura MDX, authorities said.

The driver of the Elantra, as well as one 26-year-old male passenger, were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries, Foy said.

The Elantra driver, 25, of Bayonne (whose name has not been released), has been charged with reckless driving, failure to observe signal, improper passing and failure to wear a seatbelt (which the passenger was also charged with), authorities said.

Furthermore, Foy stated the Elantra was impounded as part of the Bayonne Police Department’s ongoing investigation of the incident.