Video: Fleeing suspect on 3-wheeled vehicle strikes cop, citizen
The rider crashed into a light pole after police tried to stop him for driving on the sidewalk, video shows
By Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
DETROIT — Police said an officer and a civilian suffered minor injuries when they were struck by a three-wheeled vehicle Tuesday night.
The crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. on Monroe at Beaubien Boulevard in downtown Detroit.
Officials said the driver of a three-wheeled vehicle who had been pulled over for a traffic stop hit the officer and the civilian as he drove away.
They released a video of the incident in a tweet Wednesday. In it, the driver is seen striking the officer and the other person before spinning around in the intersection and crashing into a pedestrian signal post.
Police initially stopped the vehicle's operator for driving on the sidewalk. He was taken into custody after trying to flee.
Officials said the officer and other victim are both expected to be fine.
🚨Officers Injured🚨— Detroit Police News (@detroitpolice) June 29, 2022
Where: Monroe and Beaubien
When: 6/28 around 10:45 p.m.
Officers and a civilian suffered minor injuries when the driver of a three-wheeled vehicle drove away from a traffic stop. Officers originally stopped the vehicle for driving on the sidewalk. pic.twitter.com/Nr4jaqt083
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