• Several people who were waiting for a bus on the sidewalk were hit
  • The injured included a 5-year-old girl, her mother and grandmother
  • All injured individuals are expected survive the injuries

Ten people, including two children, were injured after a New York Police Department (NYPD) cruiser went out of control and rammed into a sidewalk while responding to an emergency call in the Bronx Thursday.

With its lights and siren on, the marked patrol car diverged into the traffic at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Hoe Avenue in the Longwood section at around 3:15 p.m., a surveillance video obtained by the New York Post reportedly showed.

The cruiser was trying to pass another car at the intersection, but instead, hit it and twisted out of the way. It further rushed to the curb on the corner, hitting several people who were waiting for the bus on the sidewalk.

The police car was responding to a call of a vehicle being stolen when it went out of control, according to cops. It finally came to rest after smashing into a traffic pole.

"The officers crossed over the double yellow line to go around the vehicle, but the vehicle made a left-hand turn, at which point the department vehicle and civilian vehicle, they clipped each other," NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey said, as per CBS News.

A total of 10 people, including the two officers in the patrol car, sustained injuries. At least two were in critical condition. Several people rushed to the spot to help the injured individuals.

The injured also included two kids, one of whom was a 5-year-old girl who was on her way to a grocery store with her mother and grandmother at the time of the incident, the outlet added.

"The lady, you know, like her flying up and s--- her legs and she was bleeding from her chin and from her cheek all the way down to her chin," a witness named Anthony told ABC7NY.

Another eyewitness, Lamar Davila, said he saw two women on the ground "hyperventilating" and a man lying with a "pile of blood" on the sidewalk, according to the New York Post.

All injured, alongside the two police officers, were taken to the hospital. Everyone is expected to survive the injuries.

Maddrey further noted that the incident is still under investigation.

"The marked vehicle was close up against the wall. There were people there. This will be uncovered in the investigation," the police chief said during a press briefing, as per the outlet.

"I really want to commend the members of the 41 precincts because they were trying to get here, they weren't trying to prevent that crime. They were trying to apprehend someone that was attempting to steal a vehicle," Maddrey added, according to ABC7NY.

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