A Bronx BMW driver fleeing from New York police struck an officer and struck two police vehicles, authorities said Thursday.
NYPD officers in an unmarked vehicle spotted a man changing the license plate of a gray 2007 BMW M5 on Loring Place North near W. 183rd St. in University Heights around 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, he said. police.
The policemen parked their vehicle right in front of the BMW, while a second unmarked police vehicle stopped right behind it, locking up the luxury car.
As the officers walked to the BMW, the man caught changing the license plate jumped into the back seat. A man in the driver’s seat jerked back and forth repeatedly, striking the two police vehicles.
Six civilian vehicles were also damaged as the BMW driver struggled to escape.
The cops called for backup, and a uniformed NYPD officer arrived and got out of his car. The driver of the BMW screeched back and crashed into it, injuring his right knee.
The driver then drove recklessly down the sidewalk to get away, police said.
Medics took the injured officer to Montefiore Medical Center in stable condition.
Cops later found the abandoned BMW 3 miles away at White Plains Road and Morris Park Ave.
Police officers released surveillance footage of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying and tracking them.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.