From the NY Post:
Two cops were injured when their patrol vehicle overturned when they were broadsided by another vehicle in Sheepshead Bay earlier today.
An NYPD housing bureau sergeant and one police officer were driving in a marked Ford SUV on Nostrand Avenue around 8:30 a.m when a silver Pontiac Bonneville rammed into the driver’s side of the car, witnesses said.
The impact caused the SUV to tip onto the passenger side, pinning the officers inside the wreck.
“I ran over and tried but you couldn’t open the door to get them out,” said Greta Miller, an NYPD crossing guard for PS 52 who saw the accident. “I ran to the school to get help,” she said.
The driver of the Pontiac was issued a summons for failure to yield, and the officers were transported to Lutheran Hospital for minor injuries, the Post reports.
Below is the information we originally reported, which has since been corrected with information from police and media sources.
A collision between a police vehicle and another car left two officers injured on Nostrand Avenue and Voorhies Avenue, with the NYPD vehicle overturned.
A neighbor described the scene as “horrible” after witnessing the police officers loaded into ambulances, and said both officers looked like they were in bad condition. The westbound Belt Parkway was temporarily shut down to aid in their transport to the hospital.
The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. when the civilian car ran a stop sign and clipped the police vehicle, according to a neighbor. It’s still unknown whether the police vehicle was responding to a call and was using its sirens.
The civilian’s vehicle was damaged in the front, and it’s unclear if anyone in the car was injured.
We’re not quite sure what caused this NYPD car to overturn on Nostrand Avenue and Voorhies Avenue, but we have heard that it involved another car. Officers are still inside the vehicle, and we’re not sure if anyone has been hurt.
*It appears an officer has been hurt and is being transported to Coney Island Hospital. The Belt Parkway West has been shut down between Voorhies Avenue and Ocean Parkway.
This happened at around 8:45 a.m. and was still there as of 9:10 a.m. We’ll fill you in as we find out more.
Thanks to Tina M. for the tip.