PELHAM BAY, the Bronx (PIX11) – Two police officers and a civilian were injured in a car crash in the Bronx Tuesday morning, officials said.
The crash happened in the area of Westchester and Roberts avenues in Pelham Bay around 10:15 a.m., according to the NYPD. Two officers in a police cruiser were responding to an emergency when a civilian car T-boned their vehicle, police said.
The police cruiser slammed into a subway pillar, which split the front end of the vehicle down the middle. The civilian car was also badly damaged in the crash.
The police officer on the passenger side had to be removed by emergency crews, witnesses said.
The civilian and two officers were transported to an area hospital, according to authorities. They were all expected to survive their injuries.
A resident of the area said the road attracts speeding drivers.
“The drivers here, they speed down here a bit, but now you get scooters going in and out. They don’t pay attention to lights, stop signs. I’m surprised there aren’t more accidents,” said Pelham Bay resident Fred Heckman.
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