Port Authority officer injured in accident near Holland Tunnel

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A Port Authority police officer suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on Route 139 in Jersey City overnight.

The roadway is a main feeder to the Holland Tunnel.

Police were investigating another accident just before 12:45 a.m. when a second accident happened.

A car crashed into the emergency response, striking the Port Authority police officer and several police cruisers.

The officer and others in the vehicles were taken to Jersey City Medical Center with various injuries.

Investigators said the driver of the vehicle involved in the second crash may have been speeding and was being questioned.

The Hudson County Prosecutors Office Regional Crash Investigation Unit is investigating

Police shut down Routes 1 and 9 in the area causing significant delays to the Holland Tunnel to New York early Tuesday.
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