BRONX, New York – On Thursday an NYPD SUV struck a group of ten people in the Bronx, sending at least four pedestrians to a hospital with life threatening injuries, officials said.
The SUV was responding to a reported theft just after 3 p.m. when it was cut off in traffic and clipped another vehicle at the intersection of Hoe Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Longwood section, police and fire officials said. The driver of the police vehicle swerved and hit the pedestrians.
NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said at a press conference that the police vehicle’s lights and sirens were on at the time of the crash.
Two of those injured were police officers who received minor injuries. Fire officials said that four people were critically injured, and another person suffered serious injuries as well.