NYPD cruiser jumps curb in Bronx, 10 injured

NYPD cruiser jumps curb in Bronx, 10 injured


An New York Police Department patrol car struck several pedestrians Thursday afternoon in the Bronx after a collision, authorities said. Ten people were injured, including two children.

The crash happened at about 3:10 p.m. local time when a patrol car with two officers with lights and sirens on responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddry said at a briefing Thursday night.

Several injured after NYPD car crashes into pedestrians in Bronx
At the scene where a New York City police car collided with pedestrians in the Bronx. October 6, 2022

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A police car collided with a civilian car at an intersection.

“The officers crossed the double yellow line to get around the vehicle, but the vehicle made a left turn, at which point the department vehicle and civilian vehicle engaged each other,” Maddry said.

The impact sent the police car over the curb onto the sidewalk, where it ran over the group of six, Maddry said.

CBS New York received a video of the incident.

A total of 10 people, including two officers, were injured and taken to hospitals, according to Maddrey and the New York Fire Department.

The victims included a 5-year-old child who was standing on the sidewalk and a 2-year-old child who was in a civilian vehicle, Maddry said. The oldest victim was 65 years old.

The mother and grandmother of a five-year-old child were also injured. This is reported by CBS New York.

Some of the victims were seriously injured, the station reported, but all were expected to survive.

The suspect in the car, which was reported stolen, fled and police did not pursue him, Maddry said.

“Unfortunately, the accident allowed an individual to steal the vehicle,” Maddry said. “So we didn’t even catch the person we were trying to get.”

The New York police have launched an investigation into the crash.