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Moped crashes into NYPD vehicle, bursts into flames in Queens

According to police and a shocking new video, a moped rammed into an NYPD vehicle and exploded in a massive fireball during a police pursuit in Queens on Friday.

Public safety officers spotted the moped in the area of ​​a possible shooting on Jamaica Avenue just after 12:30 a.m. and gave chase, prompting nearby officers to block traffic, police said.

This happened during a police chase on Friday.

A moped crashed into an NYPD vehicle and exploded in a huge fireball in Queens.

According to police, officers asked nearby police officers to block traffic.

Officers spotted the moped just after 12:30 a.m. in the area of ​​a possible shooting on Jamaica Avenue

The video shows that the collision happened shortly after the chase began.

The moped struck the driver’s side of an NYPD vehicle that had pulled into the middle of the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and Liberty Avenue.

He was alert and speaking after the incident and is expected to survive.

The 34-year-old driver was taken to Jamaica Hospital and treated for lacerations to his head.

Moments later, the moped crashed into the driver’s side of an NYPD vehicle that had pulled into the middle of the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and Liberty Avenue, according to video obtained by the Post.

The moped then exploded and police officers rushed to the seat of the fire and dragged the driver away from the enormous flames, as the video shows.

The 34-year-old driver was taken to Jamaica Hospital and treated for lacerations to his head. He was alert and speaking after the incident and is expected to survive.

Police searched the area for a gun and questioned the moped driver about the shooting, officers said.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/16/moped-smashes-into-nypd-vehicle-burst-into-flames-in-queens/ Moped crashes into NYPD vehicle, bursts into flames in Queens

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