NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three people, including two NYPD officers, were rushed to the hospital after a police cruiser hopped a curb, struck a pedestrian and slammed into a tree while responding to a call Saturday evening.
Police say the officers were driving to a false alarm regarding an active shooter report when they spotted a mother and her child the street in front of them near Jerome Street and New Lots Avenue in East New York around 6:45 p.m.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie: Who Is Gabby Petito's Fiancé, And What Do We Know About Him?
Investigators say the officers swerved to avoid the mom and kid, and in doing so jumped the curb and struck a 32-year-old man on the sidewalk. The officers’ vehicle continued on, slamming into a tree and finally a building.READ MORE: Fighter Jet Intercepts Small Plane Flying Over NYC After Biden's UN Speech
The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. Officials say the civilian was taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center with two broken legs.MORE NEWS: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
The crash remains under investigation.