Ten people were injured in a crash involving a NYPD vehicle in the Bronx Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Video footage from the time of the incident showed that the crash happened too fast to give pedestrians time to get out of the way.
At around 3 p.m., officers were responding to a report of a car theft that was happening. However, their pursuit was hindered by an unfortunate accident.
Two officers were trying to prevent a crime in progress when their car hit another vehicle and veered out of control, slamming into a crowd of people. Eight civilians were taken to hospitals after a police car crashed into another vehicle. Two other people were struck by falling debris and were left unconscious and bleeding.
The marked police vehicle crashed into an Acura, killing a 5-year-old girl and injuring a 65-year-old man. A two-year-old toddler was also injured.
When the police vehicle crashed, it sent 10 people total to the hospital. The police car was impaled on a fence pole with its front section mangled.
The number of pedestrians injured and killed by vehicles has begun to climb again, according to the city’s Transportation Department. This is a major concern of safety for local pedestrians.
For additional updates on this police car crash, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.
- Police Vehicle Crashes Into Crowd in Bronx, Critically Injuring 2 The New York Times
- NYC police car hits ‘multiple’ people in the Bronx, extent of injuries unknown: officials Fox News
- Four critically injured after NYPD vehicle jumps curb after colliding with another car CNN
- 10 injured after NYPD car driving on wrong side of road during emergency call crashes in Bronx New York Post
- 10 injured when police car crashes into pole in the Bronx Eyewitness News ABC7NY