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2 officers, 3 civilians injured when NYPD vehicle jumps Brooklyn curb after being hit by minivan: police

Posted at 10:18 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 15:18:26-04

Police cruiser jumps curb in Brooklyn (Citizen App)

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Multiple people, including two NYPD officers, were hospitalized when a police cruiser jumped the curb after being hit by a minivan in Brooklyn Saturday night, according to fire department and police officials.

The call came in around 9:45 p.m. for reports of a car into a store at the corner of 52nd Street and 13th Avenue in the Borough Park neighborhood, police said.

According to authorities, the police vehicle was traveling south on 13th Avenue when it was struck at the intersection by a Honda Odyssey minivan, sending the police vehicle over the curb and onto the sidewalk, police said.

The NYPD vehicle struck two 19-year-old women on the sidewalk before crashing into a storefront at 5201 13th Ave, officials said.

The two women struck, two NYPD officers in the police vehicle and the driver of the minivan were all taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, according to the NYPD.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident late Saturday night, saying an investigation is underway.

Surveillance footage from the night of the crash shows a crowd reportedly trying to assist an injured person trapped by the police vehicle.