10 hurt in Bronx accident caused by NYPD car traveling on the wrong side of the road while on an emergency call

Ten people were hurt, including two children, after an NYPD cruiser struck a Bronx intersection full of pedestrians while traveling on the wrong side of the road during an emergency call on Thursday.

The marked patrol cruiser is shown in the terrifying crash footage speeding into oncoming traffic before crashing into a crowd of passengers waiting for the bus on Westchester Avenue just after 3:15 p.m.

Lamar Davila, who saw the collision, reported seeing two women “hyperventilating” on the ground and a male lying close to a “lump of blood” on the sidewalk.

According to police and security footage, the marked car, which had its emergency lights flashing, was responding to a complaint about a stolen automobile when it moved into oncoming traffic to pass a sedan turning onto Hoe Avenue.

The patrol car struck the second vehicle as it tried to turn, swerved to avoid it, and then jumped the curb at the corner, hitting a number of pedestrians, according to the police.

A power pole caused the police car to finally come to rest, as shown on video.

The video shows the two officers getting out of the car and starting to radio for assistance as a large number of bystanders rush to the site to assist.

Four people are shown on the bloody ground in another footage of the commotion that The Post has access to, including two who are laying on their backs and hardly moving. The location of a baby was mentioned by witnesses, and another man was heard ordering the injured people not to move.

One of the men is heard saying, “What the f—, what the f—, dude.” “Who the f— is driving,” said the driver.

Ten individuals were hurt, including the two police officers in the patrol car. According to authorities, the injured people’s ages range from five to 65, with two of them in critical condition.

How many people were hit by the car or by falling objects during the violent collision is unknown.

Police reported that a 2-year-old child who was in the automobile the patrol car struck also sustained injuries.

The event is still being investigated, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey when asked if a mother and child were among those hit.

The indicated car was parked near to the wall. People were present. During a brief press conference close to the scene, Maddrey stated that this will be revealed during the investigation.

He complained that the suspect wanted for car theft managed to escape following the collision while praising authorities for going “into life-saving mode.”

Of course, nobody wants to see anyone hurt… Sadly, this event happened, but we are confident that they are currently receiving the best medical attention, he said. We simply offer prayers for everyone, the police officers, and the families.

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