NYPD van hits machete-wielding teen during Bronx chase

A pair of cops chasing down a machete-wielding teen fractured his pelvis after hitting him with an NYPD van Monday night on a Bronx street, police said.

The 17-year-old boy caught sight of the police van during a fight and bolted just before 11 p.m. at Grand Concourse near E. Kingsbridge Rd. in Fordham Manor, according to authorities.

The officer behind the wheel pulled a U-turn in the intersection to follow the teen weaving in and out of the concrete median south on Grand Concourse — until he stumbled to the pavement.

Watching the kid trip and fall, the driver slammed on the brakes just six feet shy of 193rd St., a police source said, causing the Ford transport van to abruptly stop over the fallen teen — and his large blade.

The van clipped the boy in the hip, police said. He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with the broken bone and is expected to survive.

A pool of blood collects behind the wheel of an NYPD van in the Bronx. 

A pool of blood collects behind the wheel of an NYPD van in the Bronx. 

(Angus Mordant for New York Daily)

The wheels never made contact with the downed teen, according to police.

Cops flocked to the Grand Concourse intersection to investigate the crash, which knocked the teen’s hat to the ground and left a small pool of blood behind the passenger side wheel.

He was not immediately identified and charges are pending, cops said. It’s also unclear if the driver of the transport van will face an internal investigation.

A second police officer was in the van at the time of the crash. 


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