BAYONNE -- With no center divider to separate northbound from southbound lanes, two vehicles collided head on early Friday morning as one swerved across the center line into traffic coming the other way.
The bridge lanes are unusually narrow, and the accident forced the Port Authority to close traffic in both directions.
The accident occurred prior to the usual rush hour, at about 4 a.m. according to Al Della Fave, of the Port Authority police.
The driver of the van involved in the accident apparently left the scene by jumping into the back of a pickup truck that had stopped to help.
“Apparently the guy hijacked the vehicle that stopped,” said Mickey McCabe, of McCabe Ambulance service, which responded to the accident.
Police are looking for the pickup, which has a vanity plate.
“The people in the other vehicle were injured not seriously. They did not have life threatening injuries," he said.
The man and woman were transported to a hospital in Staten Island, McCabe said.