After being struck by a speeding car during a traffic check in Harlem, two NYPD officers are making a full recovery.
Police are currently looking for the driver even though the policemen are in stable condition. According to authorities, the event took place on Tuesday at about 9:17 p.m. Around Third Avenue and East 116 Street, the officers were stopping a white Range Rover in a traffic stop.
The driver allegedly got out of the car, and police tried to take him into custody.
However, as the officers stood close to the Range Rover, the driver got back in and drove off. The officers can be seen standing on the Range Rover's driver's side as the vehicle begins to move, according to surveillance footage obtained by WABC. The SUV struck the officers as it fled, dragging them for a short distance.
Abandoned Range Rover
According to the NYPD, police later came across the abandoned Range Rover at Pleasant Avenue and East 114 Street. Emergency medical personnel transported the policemen to NYC Health and Hospitals/Metropolitan in stable condition after they sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Numerous police officers and EMS workers can be seen arriving at the site to care for the injured officers in a video captured by FNTV. An inquiry is still ongoing, and no one has been taken into custody.
The Reason For Stopping The Car Has Not Been Disclosed By NYPD
The reason the car was stopped by the police or the reason the driver fled has not been disclosed. Last month, a driver who eluded law enforcement during a traffic encounter hurt another NYPD officer.
The incident happened on April 19 at 4:55 p.m. in Midtown Manhattan around 30th Street and Park Avenue, according to the NYPD. Authorities claimed that the driver of a black vehicle attempted to elude officers who were attempting to execute a traffic stop on it.