Prosecutor: Man charged with causing serious injuries while fleeing from Bayonne cops

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A Jersey City man has been charged with causing serious injuries after crashing his motorcycle into a vehicle while fleeing from Bayonne police this summer, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Peter Bishara. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Peter Bishara, 26, of Jersey City on upgraded charges related to a serious motorcycle crash in Bayonne on June 16, 2020 that injured a 26-year-old woman, Suarez said in a statement.

Bishara, 26, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the
prosecutor’s office in Jersey City.

He was charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury while fleeing law enforcement, a second-degree crime.

On June 17th, Bishara was initially charged by the Bayonne Police Department with creating a risk of death or injury while eluding, another second-degree crime.

The Bayonne police had also issued the following motor vehicle summonses: reckless driving, improper passing, failure to observe a traffic signal, driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to exhibit insurance

On Tuesday, June 16th at approximately 7:45 p.m., Bayonne police observed a motorcycle
traveling at a high rate of speed while passing other vehicles outside the single northbound lane of traffic on Broadway near 49th Street.

Police activated their lights and attempted to stop the driver, who fled from police and ultimately crashed into a Honda CR-V at 52nd and Broadway.

The driver of the Honda, a 26-year-old Bayonne woman – sustained injuries during the collision and was transported to the Bayonne Medical Center for treatment.

The motorcyclist – later identified as Bishara – sustained serious leg injuries and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Bayonne Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

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