A reckless NYPD officer hurt himself riding a dirt bike. The officer rode the bike without a helmet, blew a red light and almost collided with a car before loosing control of the motorcycle and crashing into another vehicle. The officer suffered a minor leg injury and was treated at a nearby hospital. Thankfully nobody else was injured in this motorcycle accident, however the incident is under internal review by the NYPD after a video went viral on the internet.
In the video the officer is seen getting on the bike without a helmet, popping a wheelie and then crossing the intersection of 135th Street and Lenox. The cop went right through the red light, not even looking for crossing cars or pedestrians. He almost got hit by a car and completely lost control of the bike as he tried to swerve around it. He then fell on the ground while the bike hit another car. Other police officers ran to the rescue. He was sent to the hospital to be checked.
Previously the officers were trying to arrest a man driving the dirt bike recklessly …
Earlier, the officer and his colleagues were trying to arrest a man who according to them was driving recklessly on a dirt bike. The man ditched the bike, jumped on the back of another person’s motorcycle and fled away. The police officer was bringing the dirt bike to the precinct when the accident happened.
While they should lead by example, a recent investigation by Streetblog NYC found out that many NYPD officers who are supposed to be Vision Zero ambassadors are indeed driving recklessly in the same neighborhoods they are supposed to protect. Streetblog investigators found that “when comparing regular drivers to cop drivers, police officers drive their regular car twice as recklessly as regular New Yorkers“.