Driver fleeing from Queens traffic stop hits and injures 3 pedestrians


RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NY – Authorities say a driver fleeing from police struck and injured three people in Queens last week.

WABC reports the incident took place Thursday in the area of Wyckoff Avenue and George Street in the Ridgewood section, where officers attempted to stop the driver because of the vehicle’s loud exhaust at about 5 p.m.

When officers approached, they found that the driver’s license had been suspended and asked him to step out of the car.  At that point, police say the driver accelerated and fled from the scene.  While driving away, he hit three people.

Two of them were a 28-year-old woman pushing a stroller and her 2-year-old daughter, who both were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The third victim was a 35-year-old man who had been unloading a truck in the area.  He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital with a fractured leg.

Police remained at the scene to help those injured and did not pursue the suspect further.  The vehicle involved in the incident was found abandoned later in Brooklyn, but the driver had not yet been located.

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