Police Officers Injured While Responding to Stabbing Report

By Ben Fractenberg on March 8, 2011 4:02pm 

The remains of a police car involved in a car accident at 145th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
The remains of a police car involved in a car accident at 145th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
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By Benjamin Fractenberg and Michael Ventura

DNAinfo Staff

HARLEM — Two police officers were injured Tuesday afternoon after they got into a car accident while responding to a stabbing in Harlem.

The unmarked car was speeding south on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard when it collided with a white SUV at 145th Street, witnesses said.

The two officers were taken to St. Luke's Hospital and were listed in stable condition, police and fire officials said. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

The call came in at 1:34 p.m., fire officials said. Firefighters needed to use the jaws of life to rip the roof off the patrol car to free the officers.

The driver of the SUV, who only gave his first name, George, said he was at the light heading west on 145th Street when the signal changed. He started going forward when the police car "going 100 miles per hour" cut in front of him. After he hit it, the police car spun around.

He was not ticketed in the incident.

Meanwhile, near the Polo Grounds Houses, police officers were investigating reports of a stabbing.

Fire officials said they got the call on the stabbing at 1:30 p.m., but didn't take anyone to the hospital.

They said the stabbing victim got to the hospital another way. They said they did not have further information at this time.

Police respond to a stabbing report at the Polo Ground Houses.
Police respond to a stabbing report at the Polo Ground Houses.
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