NYC hit-and-run: 3 people, including toddler, hit by vehicle fleeing police in Ridgewood, Queens

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) — Three people, including a toddler, were hit by a vehicle fleeing officers during a car stop in Queens, according to police.

Authorities say the incident happened around 5 p.m. after officers performed a car stop along Wyckoff Avenue and George Street in the Ridgewood section.

Officers got out and walked to the suspect’s car. The reason for the car stop is unknown.

Police approached the male driver and found that his driver’s license had been revoked.

Officers then asked the driver to get out of his vehicle so they could arrest him. At that moment, the driver stepped on the accelerator.

The officers were not injured, but three people were hit as the vehicle fled.

Among the injured victims was a 28-year-old woman who suffered a knee injury. She pushed a 2-year-old in a stroller, who sustained an injury to her wrist.

A third victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered a leg injury. All three victims were taken to Wyckoff in stable condition.

The third victim was not related to the other two victims.

The police did not go after the suspect, but stayed on the scene to help the injured victims.

The suspect’s vehicle was found in Brooklyn, but the driver remains on the run.


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