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Short Police Chase Ends in Severe Crash

At around 1:00am on Tuesday night a Police Officer observed a driver at the intersection of St. Johns Pl. and Brooklyn Ave. talking on his cell phone, the officer pulled up behind the car to perform a traffic stop when the blue Honda station wagon took off at a high rate of speed, upon reaching the intersection of Brooklyn and Eastern Parkway the fleeing vehicle attempted to make a left turn, but the combination of speed and wet roads sent the car onto the median then trough a bench and into a parked minivan. The driver then got out of his wrecked car and began fleeing on foot and was stopped a short minute later by a vigilant resident who tackled the suspect and held him for police.

More pictures in the Extended Article.

More police officers from both the 77th Precincts, where the incident originally took place, and 71st Precinct officers, where the incident ended, began arriving on scene and began documenting the incident and checking if the vehicle was stolen, which it wasn’t. The parked minivan belonged to a Jewish resident.

One bystander who had witnessed the entire incident told CrownHeights.info that ‘the car must have been going at least 70mph and when it hit the curb it went airborne!’

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#1 Comment By In-t it great, in-t it grand On January 31, 2007 @ 7:17 am

my fave is where he’s getting into the cop car

#2 Comment By LESSONS LEARNED On January 31, 2007 @ 11:42 am

Be extra careful when standing at street corners or at the curb- especially with children.
Teach kids to stand a bit back from the street while waiting at the curb for whatever reason. Think of it as the yellow line near the tracks in the subway.
Many accidents near corners result in the car ending up ON THE SIDEWALK!!!
It is big ness that no one was injured in this accident.
Finally, PLEASE don’t speed or get behind the wheel if you’re even tipsy or overtired, and never undermine wet or snow conditions. One skid, can-chas v’sholom, lead to terrible results.

#3 Comment By Not anouther one …… On January 31, 2007 @ 7:44 am

Is every1 alright?

#4 Comment By skeptic On January 31, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

And he’s back on the street, right???

#5 Comment By br girl On January 31, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

this is sooo scary!!

#6 Comment By sick and tired On January 31, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

Gee, now was that another one of our upstanding afro-amer. friends?????

#7 Comment By menny On January 31, 2007 @ 7:40 pm


#8 Comment By a student in Bais Chana California On January 31, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

Ich Vaist Nisht…Why is there so much crime in California!!

#9 Comment By stupid On January 31, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

To Bais Chana-
there is no crime in cal. compared to crown heights. The crash was in crown heights?

#10 Comment By Boruch ben Tzvi HaKohaine Hoffinger On January 31, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

Where did your article say that the police chased them?
If it was a police chase, the police (Crimnal Justice System) is nuts!
They’re as dangerous as the criminals they’re chasing!
Esav is an idiot!

#11 Comment By yeh On January 31, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

yeh. those r ch street names!!

#12 Comment By Smart New Yorker On February 1, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

To Stupid:
Heyy What do you expect from a Californian!!!

#13 Comment By to smart new yorker On February 1, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

and all new yorkers r smart???

#14 Comment By JJ On February 1, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

was it a jew ?

probably not.