FORT LEE, N.J. -- Two victims remained in critical condition Tuesday night, nearly 20 hours after a car driven by an unlicensed 17-year-old from New York City crashed into a barrier at the entrance to the Best Western hotel on westbound Route 4 in Fort Lee.
Five occupants in all, including the driver, were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after the 3:30 a.m. single-car crash, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.
The 2000 Honda Accord sustained heavy front-end damage, he said.
The group was headed to meet friends who'd arrived at the hotel moments earlier, the prosecutor said.
Grewal's Fatal Accident Investigation Unit conducted a joint probe with Fort Lee police, leading to charges against the driver of causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed.
"Additional charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation," the prosecutor said.
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