A woman has been charged in the Jersey City crash that left a Port Authority police officer badly injured yesterday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Today, at approximately 12:40 p.m., Amandeep Tiwana, 27, of Flushing, New York, was arrested without incident by members of the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and charged with assault by auto, a fourth-degree crime, Suarez said in a statement.
Investigators believe that Tiwana was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and the investigation is ongoing. The Port Authority Police Officer Peter Siano, III, remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition at the Jersey City Medical Center.
Tiwana is scheduled to make her first appearance on the assault by auto charge in Central Judicial Processing Court at the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City at 9:00 a.m. on May 20th.
Yesterday, just after 12:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in which the driver, a 32-year-old New York woman, overturned her vehicle on eastbound Route 139 (depressed highway).
The driver was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center with minor injuries and has since been released.
While Siano and three Jersey City Police Officers were securing the initial crash scene and doing traffic control, another motorist heading eastbound on Route 139 struck the median divider, a JCPD radio car, and Siano – causing serious bodily injuries.
Additionally, two of the Jersey City Police officers also sustained minor injuries.
The driver, Tiwana, was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for examination but has since been released.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.