Police chase ends in crash on Outerbridge Crossing bridge

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PERTH AMBOY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A wild police chase that started in New Jersey ended in a head-on crash on the Outerbridge Crossing Monday afternoon.

The chase started after a man stole a car in Perth Amboy, and led both Perth Amboy and Port Authority police on a chase toward New York City.

As the driver of the stolen car was going over the Outerbridge Crossing onto Staten Island, the union said he pulled an abrupt U-turn into the NJ-bound lanes and struck another car head-on.

The crash caused traffic to be shut down in both directions for quite some time Monday.

Both lanes eventually opened after the wreckage was cleaned up.

No other details about the incident have been released.