Police Car Crashes, Sgt. Curses at Hatzolah Volunteers Trying to Offer Aid; Delays Care

28 07 2008
NYPD police care after the crash. Witnesses stated the car was speeding with lights on, but no sirens, and failed to slow at the intersection.

NYPD police car after the crash. Witnesses stated the car was speeding with lights on, but no sirens, and failed to slow at the intersection.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A police cruiser slammed into a 15 passenger van at around 9:30 Sunday night. The incident took place in the intersection of Albany Avenue and Carroll Street where a 15 passenger van, driven by a Jewish man, heading down Carroll was broadsided by a police cruiser coming down Albany.

Multiple eye witnesses stated that they observed the police car driving with only its lights flashing and no sirens, and when approaching the intersection the police car did not slow down. Police officers on scene said the police car did not appear to be responding to an emergency.

The two vehicles collided and the van ended up on the sidewalk.

Hatzalah and the police arrived on scene within moments, but the lack of professionalism on the police’s behalf reared its ugly head on scene.

One Hatzalah member immediately walked up to the police car and began giving care to one of the officers and just as he began stabilizing Sgt. Walls of the 71st Precinct walked up to the member and told him to “take his @#$! and move away”, the member was taken aback and walked away.

Other Hatzalah members evaluated the driver and passenger from the van, both of whom did not require medical attention, B”H.

After the sergeant gave Hatzalah the boot some 7 Hatzolah members were seen standing on the side along with other curious onlookers instead of giving the care they are supposed to.

After 7 minutes the first EMS ambulance arrived on scene and 25 minutes later the second ambulance arrived on scene. Both officers were transported to Kings County Hospital for checkup and observation. (CrownHeights.info)

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19 10 2008
Ajlouny

Why wouldn’t a police car slow down at least at an intersection. Not everyone, although the sirens are fairly loud, hears or sees a police vehicle immediately. It would be great if the lights at an intersection was times with emergency vehicles to turn all red.

18 07 2009
hello

cant agree more

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