Bushwick Cop Injured in Collision Caused by Stolen Rental Car: Police

By Trevor Bach on September 10, 2013 7:29pm 

 A police officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital after two men in a stolen rental car cut him off, causing him to crash, officials said.
A police officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital after two men in a stolen rental car cut him off, causing him to crash, officials said.
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BROOKLYN — A police officer was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after his scooter was cut off by a stolen rental car in Bushwick, causing him to crash, police said.

A blue-green Dodge Charger with New Jersey tags reportedly veered into the officer's path shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Myrtle and Evergreen avenues, police said.

The rental fled the scene after the crash, but two suspects were later apprehended a block away on nearby Troutman Street, cops said.

The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of neck and side pain, where he remained Tuesday evening, a police spokesman said.

Charges for the two suspects were pending.

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