Several people were injured in a Jersey City four-car accident near the Holland Tunnel on December 22. According to the Port Authority police, a car struck three vehicles that were stopped at a red light near the Holland Tunnel, injuring several people. The accident occurred on Marin Boulevard between 13th and 14th streets and a minivan, two SUVs and a car were involved.
Officials said that a 31-year-old man began the four-car accident when he struck a car on 12th Street then fled the scene, speeding off towards 13th Street and striking two other vehicles. The passenger in the man’s vehicle suffered a broken right leg and other injuries. The 31-year-old driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the first car that was hit, the driver and passenger of the SUV that was rear-ended were both injured in the incident and their SUV veered into Mecca Trucking on Marin Boulevard. The minivan that was hit in the accident was driven by a man with two infant kids in the backseat, heading to pick up his wife and newborn from the hospital. The two kids were uninjured and the man suffered non-life threatening injuries. Two people involved in the collision had to be extricated from their vehicles and one was sent to the Jersey City Medical Center. Details on who was injured were not immediately available.
The 31-year-old driver that caused the multi-vehicle accident was issued summonses for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
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