NYPD officer injured attempting to stop reported stolen vehicle at Harlem River Drive

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
NYPD officer in stable condition after being struck by car
Police are looking for the driver who struck an NYPD officer in Manhattan on Tuesday.

MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- An NYPD officer was injured while attempting to stop a reported stolen vehicle in Manhattan Tuesday.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. at Harlem River Drive near Exit 24.

Officers were near Harlem River Drive and West 155th Street when they received a call about a stolen, red Toyota Highlander.

During their pursuit of the vehicle, officers clipped the Highlander, forcing the driver to stop.

When the officers got out of their vehicle, the driver of the Highlander attempted to drive off, and subsequently hit the door of the patrol car which then struck an officer.

The Highlander took off and the officer was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.


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