14 injured as driver causes chaos in Bronx in attempt to flee NYPD

FORDHAM MANOR, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are searching for the driver of a bright green Mercedes-Benz after a wild incident unfolded in the Bronx on Wednesday night.

The incident happened during rush hour shortly after 5 p.m. on East Fordham Road and Marion Avenue.

Officers of the 46th Precinct said they attempted to stop the driver because he was smoking marijuana and his windows were too dark.

When they attempted to pull him over, he tried to flee from the scene and chaos ensued.



Officers yelled at the driver to get out of the car and one cop tried to break the rear window. Even a plainclothes officer jumped off a Citi Bike and drew his weapon.

After ramming several cars, the Mercedes jumped the curb and drove on the sidewalk -- narrowly missing two women.

"That wasn't a normal person, because anybody else would have stopped and just gave up," witness David Perez said. "The only way he would have been able to get out is to hit people the way he did and that's scary because that shows that he really didn't care."

Miraculously no pedestrians were struck by the car as the driver successfully got away. However, the driver struck seven vehicles and injured 14 people.

All of the victims suffered minor injuries.
The car was found abandoned along Hughes Avenue after the incident.

Video posted to social media of the incident is being used by police as part of their investigation.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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