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Disturbing footage shows moment car hits NYPD Police officer in Times Square

January 16, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Disturbing footage shows moment car hits NYPD Police officer in Times Square

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Disturbing footage shows moment car hits NYPD Police officer in Times Square

A reckless driver, speeding through Times Square so fast that the tires of his vehicle were smoking, hit and dragged an NYPD police officer who attempted to stop him.

The shocking incident — which was recorded entirely on film — took place in front of the NYPD substation at West 43rd Street as the Mercedes-Benz C63 with New York license plates spend down Seventh Avenue, while doing donuts in the street, around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, the New York Post reported..

The officer — who has been identified by law enforcement sources as Ian Wallace, 26 — is seen sprinting in front of the vehicle with his left hand out as if to say “Stop!” while he goes for his hip-holstered firearm with his right hand.

The driver swerved right, attempting to get around Wallace.

However, the undeterred man planted his hands on the car’s hood and sat in front of the Benz as the vehicle then pushes him through a crosswalk.

The driver then abruptly swerved left and gunned his engine again, this time avoiding the brave officer, who was dragged a few steps and was tossed to the ground as the vehicle seemed to sideswipe him.

Wallace landed on his knees and elbows — but got back up almost immediately and was seen running after the vehicle with his gun drawn, along with a fellow officer.

“Get that car!” Wallace shouted in the footage.

The driver ignores him and made a right turn and zoomed hitting several other cars before disappearing.

Wallace was brought to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s hospital with minor injuries to his back, arms, leg, and hip.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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