What to Know
- The driver allegedly ran through a red light before hitting a bus and two cars in Brooklyn
- Six people, including two children, suffered injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening
- The driver was taken into custody but another person in the vehicle ran off
A driver took off during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Saturday, plowing through a red light and hitting an MTA bus and two cars in chaotic crashes that left six people injured, the NYPD said.
Officers attempted to pull the driver over for an infraction shortly before 4:30 p.m. near Clinton and Lafayette avenues in Clinton Hill.
But instead of pulling over, the NYPD says he accelerated through a red light and hit a pair of cars, including a black SUV, and an MTA bus before coming to a stop several blocks south at Fulton Street and Clinton Avenue.
Police did not pursue the vehicle, the NYPD said.
Witnesses described hearing a big "boom" as the silver sedan struck the other vehicles. Pieces of metal were left scattered in the street, and the damaged vehicles had to be hauled away by tow trucks.
The driver was eventually taken into custody and hospitalized, but a second person fled from the car, according to the NYPD.
The driver of the MTA bus and two bus passengers were also injured, as were two children in one of the cars that was struck. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.