SOHO — A man in a stolen luxury SUV pursued by New Jersey police crashed into a Corvette on Broome Street before fleeing on foot Tuesday morning, sources said.
New Jersey State Police troopers followed the BMW X5, which was stolen in Morris County, to the entrance of the Holland Tunnel before calling off the chase as the driver zipped into Manhattan, sources said.
The driver then made his way up to SoHo and was headed north on Greene Street when he slammed into a Corvette going west on Broome Street about 2 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
The BMW then slammed into a pillar and door of an art gallery at 461 Broome St. before the driver kicked out the door and fled on foot, police said.
The Corvette's driver, a 28-year-old man, was treated at Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries, police said.
Robin Mamotyuk, 21, said he heard the crash from his apartment nearby.
"I came out and saw the white Corvette had parts all over the street. The driver was still behind the wheel. He had a cut on his face and was grabbing his neck," Mamotyuk said.
"I asked him if he was OK and told him to shut off the car because fluid was leaking. He wasn't talking. He was shaken up and in shock. I could tell he was scared," he added.
There were no immediate arrests, police said.