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2-Year-Old Girl Run Over in Park - Cops Search for Moped, Dirt Bike Riders

A two-year-old girl was run over by a motorized bike traveling at a high rate of speed inside Pelham Bay Park.Photo byNYPD

By Dan Gesslein

Bronx Voice

September 18, 2023

BRONX - Cops are asking for the public’s help in trying to catch dirt bike and moped riders who ran over a two-year-old girl inside Pelham Park.

It is unclear which person and vehicle struck the child but cops are looking for four people, investigators said.

At around 5 pm on August 26, a two-year-old girl was with her family inside Pelham Bay Park. Cops said a group of people operating a dirt bike and a moped were driving illegally through the park.

Police said one of the motorized bikes traveling at a high rate struck the little girl.

The child suffered lacerations, bleeding and pain to her right leg, cops said.

The bikers drove out of the park at a high rate of speed, cops said.

Surveillance video showed the bikes racing out of the park towards Pelham Bay Train Station. A fourth man was seen running out of the park as well. Cops said the runner was part of the group.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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