A Port Authority police officer that was badly hurt by an alleged drunk driver last month received a hero’s welcome yesterday when leaving a physical rehabilitation center in West Orange.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Peter [Siano III], who was critically injured on April 28th, when handling a motor vehicle accident on Route 139 in Jersey City he was struck by a drunk driver,” the Port Authority PBA wrote on Instagram.
“Peter will continue his rehabilitation on an outpatient basis. His doctors are hopeful for Peter’s complete recovery. Peter’s progress has been miraculous. Courageous, dedicated and powerful; way to go, Peter!
Amandeep Tiwana, 27, of Flushing, New York, has been charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, and multiple motor vehicle offenses for an April 28th crash that left Siano in critical but stable condition.
Two Jersey City police officers were also treated for minor injuries, authorities said.
According to the HCPO, Siano and three Jersey City police officers were securing a crash scene and doing traffic control on Route 139 when, Tiwana – who was heading eastbound on the roadway – struck the median divider, a JCPD radio car, and Siano.