Prosecutor: Five-car collision on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny leaves nine injured

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A five-car collision on the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny left nine people injured, with one driver in stable condition after suffering serious head trauma, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, shortly before 10:00 p.m., members of the Kearny Police Department responded to the area of 969 Newark-Jersey City Turnpike in Kearny on a report of a motor vehicle collision, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers found that multiple vehicles were involved in the collision with one driver having serious injuries.

During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department, it was discovered that the vehicles involved in the incident were as follows: a 2010 Acura, a 2016 BMW 435i, a 2009 Honda CRV, a 2014 Audi A4, and a 2020 Chevrolet Suburban.

There were a total of nine individuals with various injuries who were involved in the collision.

All of the individuals were treated at the scene and several were transported by Emergency Medical Services to multiple area hospitals where they were treated for their injuries.

The 21-year-old male driver of the BMW suffered serious head trauma and was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he is currently in stable condition.

The collision is being actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the HCPO’s official website at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.