NYC’s finest shows why they are the elite of the elite while keeping the citizens safe from the bad guys.
An NYPD cruiser plowed into a Bronx corner full of pedestrians while driving on the wrong side of the road during an emergency call Thursday — injuring 10 people, including two children, police said. Nice job.
Harrowing video of the crash shows the marked patrol car swerving into oncoming traffic and then careening into a group of people waiting for the bus on Westchester Avenue just after 3:15 p.m.
Lamar Davila, who witnessed the crash, said he saw two women on the ground “hyperventilating” and a man lying on the sidewalk with a “pile of blood” next to him.
The marked car, which had its emergency lights flashing, was responding to an emergency call for a stolen vehicle when it moved into oncoming traffic to pass a sedan turning onto Hoe Avenue, according to cops and surveillance video.
As the other vehicle attempted to turn, the patrol car clipped it, swerved out of the way and then jumped the curb on the corner, striking numerous people, police said.
The police car finally came to rest after hitting a utility pole, video shows.
Multiple people can be seen rushing to the scene to help as the two cops get out of the passenger side of the car and start calling over the radio.
Ten people, including the two officers in the patrol car, were injured. Two are in critical condition and the injured range in age from five to 65, police said.
It’s unclear how many people were struck by the vehicle or from debris that fell during the wild crash.
A 2-year-old child who was in the sedan the patrol car clipped was also injured, police said.
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