Intense Footage Shows Car Hitting Police Officer in New York's Times Square
It's probably a tad reckless to take on a police officer as they tell you to stop your car. It's even more reckless to do it in one of the world's busiest intersections.
CHECK OUT THE DRAMATIC MOMENT THE DRIVER TOOK ON THE COP BELOW:
Dramatic footage filmed by a bystander has shown the moment a sports car stormed through Times Square in New York, even hitting and dragging a cop who tried to stop him at a pedestrian crossing.
The incident took place close to midnight on Saturday, after a passer-by spotted the black Mercedes-Benz C63 roaring down Seventh Avenue and doing donuts in the street.
"On Friday or Saturday nights when I have time, I post up in Times Square to film the nice cars that pass through for my Instagram stories while I longboard," said Instagram user Bert_Ayham who captured the footage. "So I saw some nice cars passing by and I jumped out of Starbucks for the 4th time and skated after them.
"I went up ahead to get some nice footage which is when a random Mercedes came out of nowhere and started a rolling burnout. I turned my camera on him and that's the video footage started. Afterwards, I followed the police, but they couldn't stop the car as he drifted down 42nd and got away."
In the footage, the police officer - named as 26-year-old Ian Wallace - can be seen walking in front of the car to stop it while reaching for his pistol from his holster. However, the driver of the Merc has other ideas, steering right to try to get around the officer, pushing Wallace as he plants his hands on the bonnet of the car. What a brave guy.
Undeterred, the car swerves left and accelerates harder, getting around the officer and briefly dragging him along before momentum thrown to the ground.
Wallace is seen landing hard on his hands and knees, but he's clearly hard as nails as he quickly gets up to chase after the car with his gun drawn along with another officer. He can even be heard shouting: "Get that car!"
The driver is shown making a right turn and escaping on West 42nd Street, hitting several other cars before disappearing out of shot.
"That son just side-swiped all these cars," the man filming the video seems to be heard saying. "He made it outta Times Square."
Wallace was eventually taken to Mt. Sinai St. Luke's hospital with minor arm, back, leg and hip injuries, according to police sources. Police have not yet arrested the driver or anyone else in relation to the incident, although they have confirmed that the investigation is ongoing.
If he carries on driving around like that, you suspect that cops will catch the driver sooner rather than later.
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