6 hospitalized, 2 arrested after police pursuit, multi-car crash in the Bronx

March 25, 2019 - 5:02 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A driver sped away from police in the Bronx, causing a multi-car crash that injured a half-dozen people and led to multiple arrests, the NYPD says.

It all started at the intersection of East 163rd Street and Washington Avenue in Morrisania just before 3 p.m.

Officers tried to pull over a white Acura for a traffic infraction, but police say the driver sped away, bolting through a red light before colliding head-on with a Mazda in an intersection.

After hitting the Mazda, the Acura spun out of control and collided with a Mercedes that was stopped at a red light, police say.

Three men ran from the vehicle, according to police, who said two of them were arrested near the scene.

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A third man was still at large on Monday evening, police say.

According to the FDNY, six people were taken to Lincoln Hospital with minor injuries. They were occupants of the Mazda and Mercedes that were hit.

No pedestrians were injured as originally reported. 

Police say a handgun was recovered near the scene of the crash and that charges are pending against the two men.

A source with knowledge of the investigation tells 1010 WINS that one of the suspects was seen tossing a gun as he or she ran from the scene.

Police were investigating well into the evening. The front ends of the Acura and Mazda were completely destroyed.

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