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Five injured after minivan driver smashes into cop car in Borough Park

A minivan driver smashed into a police SUV injuring five at 13th Avenue and 52nd Street on Sept. 7.
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A minivan driver injured five people in Borough Park after T-boning a police SUV on Sept. 7.

The operator of a black Honda Odyssey smashed into the cop car on his way east along 52nd Street at 9:45 p.m., catching the police vehicle on the side as it headed south along 13th Avenue and causing it to jump the curb, where it smashed into two women outside a nearby health food store, according to a police spokesman.

Paramedics rushed two police officers — including one patrolman seen carted off in a stretcher — the pedestrians, and the driver of the minivan to Maimonides Hospital with injuries, according to the spokesman, who said all victims are expected to survive.

The spectacle of the collision attracted massive crowds, and police struggled to hold back the hundreds of local lookie-loos who surrounded the crime scene.

The police have not made any arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, according to the spokesman.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 12:30 pm, September 9, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

JD from Gravesend says:
LOL @ lookie-loos!
Sept. 9, 12:15 pm
Local from Here says:
More self entitled motorists causing havoc on our streets. Where is our beloved Mayor?
Sept. 9, 12:35 pm
NakedHiker from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Since there were no immediate arrests, I would guess the cops are at fault ... otherwise they would have thrown the book at the minivan driver (or worse).
Sept. 9, 4:41 pm
Abe from Brooklyn says:
NakedHiker from Downtown Brooklyn says: agree 100 percent.
Sept. 10, 4:10 pm
Joe from Greenpoint says:
T-boned a cop SUV. That is story to tell the grandkids.
Sept. 11, 12:59 pm

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