Port Authority Seriously Injured in Car Crash, Queens Driver Charged


JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Queens woman has been charged with assault by an automobile after hitting and critically injuring a Port Authority police officer at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel early Tuesday morning, WPIX reports.

Amandeep Tiwana, 27, was arrested Wednesday afternoon without incident. Police believe the Flushing resident was speeding when she hit Officer Peter Siano, III, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition at Jersey City Medical Center.

Siano had been putting up flares at the scene of an earlier accident when he was hit at about 12:30 in the morning. Two Jersey City police officers who had been helping at the scene also sustained minor injuries.

Hit-and-Run Accidents and Financial Compensation

Despite New York City’s aggressive “Vision Zero” campaign, hit-and-run accidents continue to plague our streets. A 2018 analysis found that while fatalities had decreased in the preceding year, overall incidents had risen to 46,000 — and just 1% of them ended in an arrest.

Taking the following steps following a hit-and-run incident can greatly increase your chances of securing financial compensation for your medical bills and other expenses:

  • If possible, get a license plate number; if not, try to remember any identifying details
  • Ask bystanders for help identifying the vehicle
  • Report the incident to police as quickly as possible
  • Contact a lawyer to discuss your options

If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York State, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the guilty party. Contact the New York hit and run attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., today for a free consultation.

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