Video: NYPD officer hit by fleeing vehicle in Times Square
Police said the suspect, who was driving a black Mercedes Benz C-63, is still at large
By PoliceOne Staff
NEW YORK — Police said the search for a driver continues after the suspect struck an NYPD officer in Times Square.|
WCBS-TV reports that the incident, which was caught on video, happened Saturday evening. A black Mercedes Benz C-63 zipped through Times Square before a 26-year-old NYPD officer stepped in front of the vehicle in an attempt to question the driver.
But the suspect hit the gas and struck the cop. The officer pulled out his weapon but was quickly tossed to the pavement as the vehicle fled the scene.
The officer’s colleagues chased after the erratic driver, who hit other vehicles as he made his getaway. The officer was rushed to a hospital with minor injuries to his back and legs.
Police said they have part of the vehicle’s license plate number. They also said that several car clubs planned to meet in the area that night, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect was a part of the meetup.
The injured officer returned home Monday and is expected to make a full recovery.