Fordham Road, Bronx NY – In a bazaar turn of events, at least 14 people were injured during a wild police chase in the Bronx Wednesday when a car slammed into seven other vehicles during rush hour traffic while trying to flee NYPD officers, police said.
Cops tried to stop a vehicle for excessive tints and smoking marijuana on Fordham Road at about 5 p.m. when things went haywire, according to police.
NYPD officers came out of an unmarked vehicle before attempting to stop a green car driving in the opposite direction.
The driver of the green car tries to drive away, tires screeching, but quickly slams into other vehicles on the near bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic.
The officers, guns drawn, pursue the driver on foot, and can be heard demanding he “get out of the car” and trying to open the car door.
The driver then puts the car in reverse, smashing into several other vehicles, before accelerating forward and T-boning another car.
In a desperate attempt to escape the congested traffic, video shows the driver then goes up onto the sidewalk, and continues driving down the road, appearing to get away.
The video shows people reacting to the incident, stopping to take videos and leaning out of store and car windows.
Bits and pieces of fenders can be seen littered across Fordham Road.
The car was later found abandoned blocks away at Hughes and Crescent Avenue according to police.
No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.