JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Queens woman already in jail in connection with a motor vehicle crash in which she struck and critically injured a Port Authority Police Officer last month has been additionally charged with Assault By Auto for also injuring a Jersey City Police Officer. 

Amendeep Tiwana, 27, who is said to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, as well as driving in excess of the speed limit, was previously charged with Driving While Intoxicated as well as with multiple motor vehicle offenses, including reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, failure to obey traffic restrictions during emergency conditions, disregard of officers directing traffic, and committing a disorderly act during an emergency. 

As previously reported, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident just after 12:30 a.m. on April 28 in which the driver, a 32-year-old New York woman, overturned her vehicle on eastbound Route 139 (depressed highway). 

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While Port Authority Police Officer Siano and three Jersey City Police Officers were securing the initial crash scene and doing traffic control, Tiwana – who was heading eastbound on Route 139 – struck the median divider, struck a JCPD radio car, and also struck Officer Siano causing serious bodily injuries. Jersey City Police Officer David Valente was also injured as a result of the crash, causing bodily injury to his left hand.

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