An NYPD officer struck eight pedestrians – including a child and his grandmother – in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon while responding to an emergency call, cops said.
The marked patrol car was responding to a major robbery in progress just after 3:15 p.m. when it jumped the sidewalk near Hoe and Westchester Avenues and struck pedestrians before crashing into a pole, according to police and law enforcement sources.
Three of the pedestrians were left in critical condition, cops said. It is unclear whether the girl and her grandmother were among those seriously injured and the conditions of the other five pedestrians were also not immediately clear.
All were expected to survive, police said.
Cops believe the patrol car was either cut or hit by another vehicle, forcing it off the road, the sources said.
The two officers in the vehicle were also injured, but not seriously.