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Shocking moment driver in NYC hits three people – including a mother pushing her baby in a stroller

Horrifying moment car hits mother and a child in a stroller in New York City – as the driver attempted to flee from cops

  • Police in the New York borough of Queens pulled over a driver on Wednesday for questioning, and he sped off – smashing into three people
  • He drove his SUV into a mother and daughter, and hit a man standing in the road, sending him crashing to the ground
  • The driver then sped off, as police nearby rushed to help the three people hit by the car 

Police in New York City are hunting for a man who was caught on video speeding away from a traffic stop in Queens after hitting a mother pushing her daughter in a stroller and running over a 35-year-old man. 

The incident began in the Ridgewood district of Queens, when police pulled over the black SUV.

Police said the driver had been pulled over for driving with a suspended license and had ordered him out of the vehicle. 

Two officers stand beside the driver’s side, and surveillance footage captures the driver revving his engine.

The driver of the black SUV, to the left of the screen, was pulled over on Wednesday in Queens

Two officers can be seen standing by the driver's door as an Amazon delivery van passes

Two officers can be seen standing by the driver’s door as an Amazon delivery van passes

The driver revs his engine, and one of the officers can be seen gesturing to the officers in the patrol car to bring their vehicle out and block his escape route. A woman pushing a stroller can be seen crossing the road

The driver revs his engine, and one of the officers can be seen gesturing to the officers in the patrol car to bring their vehicle out and block his escape route. A woman pushing a stroller can be seen crossing the road

The driver speeds off, leaving the two officers staring as he smashes into three people

The driver speeds off, leaving the two officers staring as he smashes into three people

One of the officers gestures to his colleagues in a waiting patrol car, asking them to edge the car forward and block the driver before he can flee – but the driver speeds off before they can react.

He immediately hits a 28-year-old woman, who was pushing her two-year-old daughter in a stroller, and then knocks a 35-year-old man off his feet before driving off.

The officers run to help the woman, who is knocked sideways by the car. A man in a green t-shirt, by the passenger door of the black SUV, is also hit

The officers run to help the woman, who is knocked sideways by the car. A man in a green t-shirt, by the passenger door of the black SUV, is also hit

The stroller lies in the road and police run to assist the injured parties

The stroller lies in the road and police run to assist the injured parties

The officers in the patrol car get out and run after the injured people

The officers in the patrol car get out and run after the injured people

The police run to the victims, and the driver speeds off – his car was found abandoned in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, but the driver has not yet been detained.

‘He actually pushed the child out of the way – he’s a hero, the guy who got hit,’ said witness Carlos Lopez, who took video of the incident. 

‘He was very concerned about the child.’

All three people were taken to hospital: the man suffering from leg injuries, and the woman and child with only minor scrapes.

The mother injured her knee, and the child hurt her wrist. 

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