The New York Post reported recently that two officers of the New York City Police Department were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Brooklyn Saturday morning when their patrol vehicle collided with a livery car, sending it careening into a support pillar for an elevated subway line in East New York.
According to officials from the New York City Police Department, the incident occurred between 6:25 a.m. and 6:35 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the East New York area while two officers were responding to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lithonia Avenue.
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Bystander video shows that the police vehicle was speeding, with lights and siren activated as it approached the intersection. Simultaneously, a livery cab was making a leisurely turn through the intersection as the police unit approached. The police vehicle clipped the cab, causing the driver to lose control and sending the vehicle careening into a pillar for the elevated 3 train line at the Pennsylvania Avenue stop.
The impact caused severe damage to the police vehicle and both officers suffered significant injuries including one who had two broken leg bones, but both are expected to survive. One was taken to Brookdale Hospital and the other to Jamaica Hospital, where both are in stable condition.