Police Car Crashes Into A Crowd And Causes Major Injuries

Police Vehicle Crashes Into Crowd in Bronx, Critically Injuring 2 – The New York Times

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.

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