Traffic Stop in Crown Heights Ends With Three Car Accident and Multiple People Arrested

A routine NYPD traffic stop in Crown Heights turned into a police chase that ended in a three car accident and foot pursuit. Multiple people were ultimately caught and placed under arrest.


A group of men driving a stolen vehicle were pulled over by a NYPD vehicle on Sterling Street between New York and Brooklyn Ave Tuesday afternoon. Despite originally pulling over, the people in the vehicle decided to attempt to evade the law instead.

A witness to the incident tells that the car waited only a a few moments before speeding away towards Brooklyn Ave and turning right.

The car made it halfway to Lefferts Ave before swiping an ambulette and hitting a parked car. Ditching the car, the group split up and began to run, starting a foot chase.

The police chased the men on foot and in vehicles finally catching them in multiple locations within a few blocks. They were all caught within a few minutes and placed under arrest.

No one was reported injured in the incident.

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