Prosecutor: Jersey City man charged in crash that caused ‘serious bodily injuries’


A Jersey City man has been charged as the result of a car crash on Tonnelle Avenue that caused “serious bodily injuries” early this morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Cesar Teran. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Cesar Teran, 36, of Jersey City, has been charged with two counts of assault by auto, as well as motor vehicle violations, Suarez said in a statement.

This morning shortly after 2:20 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle collision with serious bodily injuries on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City.

Upon arrival, responding officers discovered a BMW automobile and a Honda automobile had collided head-on in the area of 725 Tonnelle Avenue in the northbound lane, authorities said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit and the JCPD determined that the BMW was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes
when it collided with the Honda, officials said.

A 63-year-old Union City man, who was a passenger in the Honda, was transported by
Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center with serious bodily injures to his
upper body. At this time, he remains in the hospital in stable condition, police said.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda, a 42-year-old male from Union City, suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit and the Jersey City
Police Department with the investigation and the arrest.

The Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit is actively investigating this case with
assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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