Report: Jersey City driver badly injured in 5-car crash on Route 3

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A 19-year-old motorist from Jersey City suffered “severe lower body injuries” after he lost control of his car, drove over the median and crashed on Route 3 East early this morning – leading to a five-car accident, according to The Record

Photo via The Record.
Photo via The Record.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Record reported that the 19-year-old driver from Jersey City, who is yet to be identified, had to be helicoptered to the Hackensack University Medical Center “with severe lower body injuries” and no one else was hurt, East Rutherford Deputy Police Chief Ed Bury is quoted as saying.

The teenager’s Toyota Camry reportedly collided with another vehicle after crossing over the median, which caused a chain reaction accident with three other cars – including a tractor trailer, Bury also noted.

The accident occurred near East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium, causing major delays into Hudson County between the hours of about 6:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. this morning.