BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Neighbors joined forces in a life-saving effort this week, after an unmarked police squad car collided with a church van in Brooklyn.
As CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported, Good Samaritans stepped in to pull the accident victims from the fiery vehicles.READ MORE: COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid Crisis
The accident happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday on Belmont Avenue near Essex Street. Neighbors said the unmarked NYPD squad car was in the middle of a pursuit when it broadsided the church van.
The van was carrying three off-duty auxiliary officers, while two police officers were inside the unmarked police vehicle, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.