Man’s legs broken after cops swerve to avoid kid, crash

December 16, 2018 - 11:30 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man and two NYPD officers were injured Saturday night when the officers jumped a curb after swerving to avoid a boy who had darted into a Brooklyn street, police say.

The officers were responding to a report of shots fired at a subway station, siren and lights blazing, when an 11 or 12-year-old boy suddenly dashed in front of their patrol car near New Lots Avenue and Jerome Street, police say.

The cops swerved to avoid the boy and crashed into a building, a car and then a tree.   

“The little boy darted in front of the car and they tried to avoid him, and they avoided him and they hit the wall,” witness Raheime Pinchback told NBC4.

The patrol car also hit a 32-year-old bystander, breaking both of his legs, police say.

The two officers were taken to an area hospital but eventually released.

The 32-year-old man was also hospitalized and was in stable condition Sunday, police say.

The boy was not injured in the crash.

The report of shots fired turned out to be a false alarm.