Two NYPD officers were hurt after their patrol car collided with a For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) and smashed into a support pillar for elevated subway tracks in Brooklyn on the morning of Feb. 20, authorities said. The cops were responding to reports of shots fired when they were involved in the crash at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia avenues in East New York around 6:30am, police said.
A video obtained by The Post appears to show the NYPD vehicle speeding, with lights and sirens blaring, when it struck the FHV, which was slowly turning left. In the video, the police car clips the FHV, and then bounces off the pillar for the elevated 3 train at the Pennsylvania Avenue stop. The crash left the cop car mangled and the FHV damaged.
One officer was taken to Brookdale Hospital and the other to Jamaica Hospital. Both suffered legs injuries and possible broken bones, and were in stable condition, the NYPD said. Police said the FHV driver wasn’t injured, but a friend of the driver said the cabbie was “shaken up” and taken to Kings County Hospital.
The NYPD did not find the gunman in the “shots fired” job at Vermont Avenue, but recovered a shell casing on the building rooftop, police said.
The crash is under investigation.
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