Multiple People Injured, Including Officer, After Car Crashes Into Another Car in NJ Chain Reaction

Multiple people were injured, including a police officer, after a speeding car driven by an alleged drunk driver crashed into at least one other car in Jersey City, setting off a chain reaction, police said.

The first car hit the second shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday at Ocean and Myrtle avenues, according to police. The impact of the crash sent the second car flying onto a sidewalk, where it hit a Jersey City police officer.

"I saw all these cars crashing," Heidi Morales, who witnessed the crash, said. "There was a lot of people screaming, crying." 

In a video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 New York, neighbors can be seen rushing to the officer's side. Other people in cars nearby were also injured, according to witnesses.

Several people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, including the officer, who police said is expected to be OK. She was listed in stable condition Monday. 

The driver of the first car, 30-year-old Keith Jeffers, of Wegman Parkway, was arrested at the scene and taken to an ambulance in handcuffs. He was charged with four counts of assault by auto, knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with serious bodily injury and driving while intoxicated.

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