3 hurt after SUV collides with NYPD police cruiser in Brooklyn

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Friday, July 9, 2021

BROOKLYN (WABC) -- An SUV collided with an NYPD police cruiser in Brooklyn Thursday night, injuring three.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was apparently attempting to drive around traffic when he collided with the cruiser at Coney Island Avenue and Foster Avenue at around 7:30 p.m.

The SUV, which did not have license plates, then careened into a light pole, knocking it down.

The 29-year-old SUV driver, Moshe Cohen, was treated for non life threatening injures, as were two police officers in the cruiser.

Cohen has a history of moving violations and prior accidents.

He now faces several charges including reckless endangerment, reckless driving, equipment violation, unauthorized colored lights on vehicle, improper use of amber light, a license plate violation: reg plate display, failure to obey traffic device, traffic device violation, right of way violation: emergency motor vehicle, collide with emergency vehicle, and speed violation: imprudent speed.

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