BROOKLYN (VINnews) — Two police officers and one civilian were injured Thursday evening after the driver of an SUV slammed into a NYPD patrol car. The SUV was equipped with unauthorized lights and sirens, and did not have license plates, police say.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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The accident occurred at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Foster Avenue in Kensington at approximately 7:30 PM on Thursday.
The 29-year-old driver of the black Ford Explorer crashed into the NYPD vehicle after he sped around traffic into an oncoming lane, according to reports. After crashing, the SUV then rolled into a light pole, knocking it down.
The NYPD vehicle was occupied by two officers at the time of the impact. They were both inured and were transported to the hospital. The driver of the SUV was also injured, and was lying on the street when ambulances arrived.
The driver said that he was on his way to pick up food when the crash occurred.
The driver was not affiliated with Hatzalah, or any other any of the Jewish community’s first responder groups.
The driver’s previous record includes 13 previous accidents, as well as dozens of moving violations.
Charges are expected in this latest incident.