WILD VIDEO: Fleeing Moped Slams Into NYPD Cruiser, Bursts Into Flames

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A man fleeing from the cops got more than he bargained for when the moped he was piloting crashed into a police cruiser, sending him flying and causing the vehicle to burst into flames.

The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. Thursday night when a police cruiser moved into the intersection of Merrick Blvd. and Liberty Ave. in Queens to block the fleeing moped driver, with the hopes that he would stop.

But it didn’t turn out that way.

Surveillance footage shows the man on the moped continuing at full speed despite the blockaded intersection and crashing head-on into the cruiser. The suspect can be seen flying up against the vehicle before he crashes to the ground.

As the NYPD officer steps out of the vehicle to apprehend the man and render aid, the moped explodes in a fireball.

Police say that the man miraculously only sustained minor injuries. He was, however, arrested and slapped with multiple charges.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


11 COMMENTS

  1. @ etp … right … the police shouldn’t try to stop or arrest anyone anymore???? … just “be safe” and let them run away? I don’t think I want to live in your ideal city.

  2. He’ll sue and win. There’s an army of lawyers who love to sue the NYPD. Here’s what his story will be: he was innocently riding his moped when he started getting harassed by the police. Confused and in fear for his life, he panicked and began to ride away, only to encounter a police cruiser directly in front of him. Unable to stop and scared to death, he had no choice but to crash into the police cruiser, causing “serious and permanent physical injuries, including injuries to the neck and back.”

  3. ‘FRIGHTENING’: Hatzolah Sounds the Alarm on the Dangers of Electric Bikes and Scooters
    Hatzolah of Rockland County released an urgent warning on Wednesday, saying they have seen a “frightening uptick” in serious accidents involving electric bikes and scooters, and are urging the community to be aware of the dangers involved in operating the toys.

    E-bikes and electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular, but these powered bikes and scooters carry a higher risk of severe injuries than traditional bicycles and scooters due to higher speed capabilities. Unsafe riding and collisions can result in serious injury or death” Hatzolah wrote in a flyer distributed Wednesday morning.

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    “We ask all parents to think twice before sending out their precious children on these bikes and scooters,” Hatzolah said. “Although they can be a fun and efficient way to get around, the risks of serious injury must be considered.”

  4. I have recently begun looking into purchasing an electric scooter. Why? I am on in years and in poor health. It is extremely costly taking an Uber to and from the supermarket. In (most or many cities) there are laws that literally limit the speed of electric scooters to 14 – 18 mph. Yes, the manufacturers must create them not to surpass that speed. To reiterate, this is in reference to scooters. Bikes are another story. I am not familiar with the laws and specifications of electric bikes. People think they are invincible and whatever bad happens it will not be to them. These bikes and scooters can travel as low as 3 – 4 mph. Tens of thousands of people die in car accidents. Does it really have to be so many? Slow down. What’s the rush? No mitzvah to make minyan at the risk of oneself or others.