Woman in Serious Medical Condition After She Was Struck by Police Car in Bronx, New York (NY)
BRONX, NY – According to an online news report published on NY1.com, law enforcement accident sense investigators are investigating an accident on Wallace Avenue and Pelham Parkway South. According to the news report, law enforcement officers stated that an NYPD Highway Patrol officer, who was responding to a call for police assistance, hit a pedestrian, causing serious injuries.
The pedestrian accident caused the victim, a woman in her 30s, to be severely injured. The woman was transported to Jacobi Hospital, and she is listed as being in critical condition. Law enforcement officials state that the victim is in serious but stable condition at the Jacobi Hospital.
The news website NY1 acquired security camera video footage that shows the pedestrian accident. The video captured the moment that the police officer hit the woman. The video may be viewable at NY1.com. Although the video is too explicit to present in full, the pedestrian accident footage shows the police car, with its lights on, driving fast, and hitting the pedestrian. Drivers in the area stopped to render assistance.
According to official police statements, the woman was in the crosswalk as she was attempting to cross the street. As the woman was crossing the street, the police car struck her. The news report asserts that the local community was upset when they heard about the incident. One local stated that the accident shocked her and that she felt that police presence in the area is a good thing. However, a local resident said that accidents do happen, but police officers need to use extra care and watch out for pedestrians.
The NYPD Investigators stated that the area would be closed due to the investigation and that motorists need to be patient, expect long Queens-bound traffic delays when trying to cross the Throgs Neck Bridge.
The pedestrian accident remains under investigation, according to police.
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