NYPD cruiser hits motorcyclist in the Bronx near 2nd crash involving delivery truck

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
NYPD cruiser hits motorcyclist in the Bronx near 2nd crash
Police say an NYPD cruiser struck a motorcyclist on E. 138th Street and Brook Avenue, just blocks away from another crash involving a delivery truck. Lucy Yang has the details.

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- A motorcyclist was injured after being struck by an NYPD vehicle in the Bronx on Tuesday, just blocks away from another crash involving a car and a delivery truck.

The crash involving the police vehicle happened around 5 p.m. on E. 138th Street and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven.

Police say that an NYPD cruiser struck the motorcyclist. Surveillance video shows the police cruiser strike the biker who is thrown off his motorcycle.

Fortunately, the victim did not suffer any serious injuries and is expected to survive.

Pedestrian Samantha Rolon took video of the biker seconds after the crash and is thankful she wasn't crossing E. 138th Street at the same time.

"I feel like that's crazy. He should've never got hit. Thank goodness he didn't die," Rolon said.

About a mile away from that scene, authorities say they responded to another crash on E. 149th Street and Oak Point Avenue around the same time.

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The driver who injured an NYPD officer while fleeing traffic stops in Midtown, Manhattan may have had a fake license plate, officials said.

Police found a vehicle that crashed into a delivery truck. The car was crushed.

Newscopter 7 was overhead as police escorted an ambulance to Lincoln Hospital. Eyewitness News was told the patient arrived in critical condition.

It's not yet clear if the two crashes are connected in any way, or if the officer who struck the motorcyclist was responding to the incident on E. 149th Street.

Both crashes are under investigation.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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