10 injured after an NYPD car drove on the wrong side of the road in an 911 crash in the Bronx

An NYPD cruiser plowed into a Bronx corner full of pedestrians while driving on the wrong side of the street during an 911 call Thursday — injuring 10 people, including two children, police said.

Harrowing video of the accident shows the marked squad car swerving into oncoming traffic just after 3:15 p.m. and then crashing into a group of people waiting for the bus on Westchester Avenue

Lamar Davila, who witnessed the crash, said he saw two women “hyperventilating” on the ground and a man lying on the sidewalk with a “blood heap” next to him.

The tagged car, with its emergency lights flashing, was responding to a 911 call for a stolen vehicle as it pulled into oncoming traffic to pass a sedan turning onto Hoe Avenue, according to police and surveillance video.

The marked squad car responded to a grand theft just after 3:15 p.m
A police car hit numerous pedestrians in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon.
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    The terms of the other five were not immediately clear.
Two of the pedestrians were in critical condition after the accident.
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As the other vehicle attempted to turn, the patrol car clipped it, swerved out of the way and then jumped the curb at the corner, hitting scores of people, police said.

The police car finally came to a stop after hitting a power pole, video shows.

According to the video, several people can be seen rushing to the scene to help as the two police officers climb out of the passenger side of the car and radio.

The marked squad car responded to a 911 call for a stolen vehicle shortly after 3:15 p.m

The marked squad car responded to a 911 call for a stolen vehicle shortly after 3:15 p.m


The car jumped the curb near Hoe and Westchester Avenue.

The car jumped the curb near Hoe and Westchester Avenue.


A crushed cart is shown on the street after the accident.

The patrol car was driving on the wrong side of the street when it jumped the curb, hitting pedestrians.


The two officers in the vehicle were also injured, but not seriously.

The two officers in the vehicle were also injured, but not seriously.


Another video of the chaos obtained by The Post shows four people on the bloodied floor, including two lying on their backs and barely moving. Witnesses were heard asking where a baby was and another man telling the injured victims not to move.

“What the hell, what the hell, man,” a man is heard saying and adding. “Who drives, who the hell drives.”

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.

Video footage of NYPD cruiser crashing into pedestrians in the Bronx.

Video footage of NYPD cruiser crashing into pedestrians in the Bronx.

Pedestrians waited for a bus on Westchester Avenue.

Pedestrians waited for a bus on Westchester Avenue.

The NYPD vehicle was responding to a 911 stolen vehicle call.

The NYPD vehicle was responding to a 911 stolen vehicle call.

The NYPD cruiser stalled after hitting a utility pole.

The NYPD cruiser stalled after hitting a utility pole.

It’s unclear how many people were hit by the vehicle or by debris that fell during the wild crash.

A 2-year-old child who was in the squad car’s sedan was also injured, police said.

When asked if a mother and child were among those involved, New York City Police Department Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said the incident was still under investigation.

“The marked vehicle was close to the wall. There were people. This will be revealed as part of the investigation,” Maddrey said during a brief news conference near the crime scene.

Lamenting the suspect wanted for stealing a car, he escaped after the accident while praising officers for going “into life-saving mode”.

“Obviously you don’t want to see anyone hurt…unfortunately this accident happened but we know they’re getting the best medical care right now,” he said. “We just pray for everyone, the officers and the families.”

https://nypost.com/2022/10/06/nypd-car-crashed-into-eight-pedestrians-after-being-cut-off/ 10 injured after an NYPD car drove on the wrong side of the road in an 911 crash in the Bronx

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