Prosecutor: North Bergen crash sends 6 people to the hospital, driver charged with DWI


A North Bergen crash sent six people to the hospital last night, with the driver charged with drunk driving as the result of the preliminary investigation.

Photo courtesy of HudPost.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Last night at approximately 10:45 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 54th Street in North Bergen on a report of a motor vehicle collision, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers found that four vehicles were involved in a collision with a total of six individuals requiring medical attention for their injuries. HudPost posted an Instagram video of the immediate aftermath of the crash.

During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department, it was discovered that a 2004 Nissan Titan was traveling south on Tonnelle Avenue and struck a northbound 2007 Nissan Murano pushing it into two other vehicles.

All six of the victims of the collision were transported by Emergency Medical Services to multiple area hospitals where they were treated for their injuries.

The driver of the Titan, Vitaly Socoy Ordonez, 34, was arrested by the North Bergen Police Department and charged with driving while intoxicated, a motor vehicle violation.

The collision is being actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department.

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 Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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