Jersey car crashes into scaffolding


A 34-year-old Jersey City man involved in a two-car accident Friday night was hospitalized with head injuries after his car careened into scaffolding and a building, police reports said.

A 52-year-old Staten Island man waiting at a red traffic light in the westbound lane of Sip Avenue at 9:34 p.m., said he saw a Ford traveling north on Kennedy Boulevard hit a two-door Honda that was heading south and turning left onto Sip Avenue.

The Ford then careened into scaffolding surrounding a building at 2800 Kennedy Blvd. and slammed into the building, reports said.

The man driving the Ford was treated at Jersey City Medical Center for non-life threatening head injuries but could not make a statement to police, reports said.

The four occupants of the Honda, including a 19-year-old driver and three other Jersey City residents, were taken to Jersey City Medical Center where they were treated for minor cuts and abrasions, reports said.

The driver of the Honda, who lives on Passaic Avenue, told police that the Ford was traveling at a “high rate of speed.”