10 injured after man driving stolen car flees police in Manhattan

10 injured after man driving stolen car flees police in Manhattan


Police say the driver of a stolen car was taken into custody after it hit 10 people and other vehicles during Tuesday evening’s rush hour in Manhattan.

NYPD briefing after 10 pedestrians struck on East Side


Police say a license plate reader tipped officers to the whereabouts of the stolen Hyundai and they followed it at a low rate of speed because of the heavy traffic.

According to police, the Hyundai then hit a bicyclist and yellow cab before making a U-turn in the middle of an intersection and striking pedestrians and a black livery cab. Then, the motorist got out and attempted to run but good Samaritans caught up with him and officers arrested him.

Police said he’s 20 years old and doesn’t have a New York State driver’s license. Charges against him were pending.

Officials said the people injured ranged in age from 6 to 72 and none of the injuries were non-life threatening. 

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Posted by CBS New York on Tuesday, August 1, 2023