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NYPD: 3 cops suffer minor injuries after being struck by vehicle

NYPD patrol car (Pete Stewart/WikiCommons)

Three police officers were transported to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Port Richmond Sunday morning.

Three plain clothes police officers were setting up NYPD barricades at the intersection of Forest and Livermore avenues at around 10 a.m. when they were struck by a vehicle, according to information from the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information (DCPI).

The three officers suffered minor injuries and were transported to Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in West Brighton, the DCPI spokesperson said.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene, the spokesperson said.

While police on scene investigated the incident, the West Brighton-bound lane of Forest Avenue between Livermore Avenue and Marianne Street was closed, while only one lane was open on the Mariners Harbor-bound lane of the thoroughfare.

A teal pickup truck with visible damage at the scene appeared to have crashed into a pole outside of Chase bank near the intersection of Forest and Livermore avenues.

The driver side door was removed from the vehicle and in the bed of the truck and the body of the vehicle on the passenger side where it hit the pole had extensive damage.

According to radio transmissions, an NYPD barrier truck was involved. There was an NYPD barrier truck at the scene of the incident. Radio transmissions also said an extrication took place.

The DCPI spokesperson said the incident is being investigated and it is awaiting additional details.


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