Late on Saturday night, a police officer was injured after a car was reportedly doing donuts and, as the cop approached the vehicle, its driver decided to attempt to flee, hitting the cop as he or she sped off. The incident was caught on video and shared on social media.
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The events began in Manhattan, on West 42nd Street near 7th Avenue, in the vicinity of Times Square. According to a report by the New York Post, the driver of a Mercedes-Benz C63 was doing donuts and burnouts in that section of the city, leading an officer to attempt to approach the vehicle once it arrived in his area.
As the cop got near, the driver tried to speed off.
The vehicle struck the police officer, who was reportedly carried on the hood of the sedan for approximately two car lengths before being tossed to the ground.
The car continued on, heading West on West 42nd Street, hitting multiple vehicles as it fled the scene.
Law enforcement has labeled the incident a hit-and-run, and the driver was not immediately arrested.
Having suffered minor injuries to his chest, back, arms, right leg and hip, the police officer in the video was taken to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s hospital for treatment.