CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] — A violent collision between a police cruiser and Cadillac rocked Eastern Parkway early Friday morning. The incident took place at around 3:30am when police officers from the 77th Precinct responded to call for backup when they hydroplaned in front of 770 and were struck by an oncoming vehicle.
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The two officers in the car, an Officer a Lieutenant were both pinned inside the car and the officer was complaining of leg pain and dizziness while the lieutenant, who was the passenger, suffered from a host of injuries including a collapsed lung and internal bleeding and was semi conscious.
The police car was struck in the passenger side along the front of the vehicle and the force of the impact sent the car onto the island on the eastbound side of the parkway, while the Cadillac sustained severe front end damage, but the driver was able to get out of his car on his own, he sustained a broken arm.
It took FDNY rescue workers over a half hour to free the officers from their vehicle, using the Jaws of Life and circular saws to cut the roof off the car and pry open the doors.
All the victims were transported to Kings County Hospital by FDNY EMS and Hatzalah, the first on scene were a number patrolling Shomrim Members who heard the impact over a block away and responded to the scene and begin treating the injured officers and alerting rescue personal of the accident.