Authorities: Joyriders strike, seriously injure pedestrian; hit several vehicles

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JERSEY CITY -

Authorities say two men who took a car for a joyride in Jersey City struck and seriously injured a pedestrian, and hit several vehicles, before they abandoned the car.

According to police, the car was reported missing around Monday at 11 a.m.

Police say the car hit the woman a short time later and then struck two vans and a car.

The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries that are considered life-threatening, but it wasn't clear if anyone in the struck vehicles was injured.

Surveillance video caught the men abandoning the vehicle later Monday, but they were soon arrested following a foot chase.

The men have not been identified.

It wasn't known what charges they may be facing.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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