THE BRONX (PIX11) — A hit-and-run driver struck a cop while trying to evade police in the Bronx Tuesday night, and fled the scene with his accomplice in the backseat, authorities said.
Officers noticed a man changing the license plate on a gray BMW in front of 2287 Loring Ave. at around 10:40 p.m. and parked their undercover cars in front and behind the BMW, police said.
When officers went to investigate, the man who was changing the license plate hopped in the backseat. The second suspect started driving the BMW and repeatedly rammed into the two cop cars while trying to get out of the space, officials said.
The officers at the scene called for backup and when the units arrived, the BMW driver struck the cop as he was getting out of his car, according to the NYPD. The driver then hopped the sidewalk and fled the scene, police said.
The cop was taken to the hospital with an injured right knee, police said. No other injuries were reported.
Six vehicles were damaged in the incident. The BMW was found abandoned at the intersection of White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue, police said.
The NYPD released photos of the two suspects. There have been no arrests.
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