NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A video posted to Reddit shows an NYPD cruiser repeatedly swerving toward a scooter rider on the Van Wyck Expressway.
Squad car 3887-17 almost hits the scooter multiple times in the 40-second video as the unidentified officer driving the vehicle swerves across multiple lanes, break-checks the rider and attempts to box the scooter in against the traffic divider.
The video appears to have been shot on the southbound side of the Van Wyck Expressway near Flushing Meadows Park.
It’s not clear when the video was shot or whether there was any interaction between the two vehicles preceding the clip.
The cruiser’s lights and sirens remain inactive throughout the video.
The scooter rider was forced to make risky maneuvers to avoid being struck. The rider finally escaped the police officer by making a last-second exit at the College Point Boulevard off-ramp.
“Look at him. Oh my god. He’s trying to hit him,” a person can be heard saying from inside the car the video is filmed from.
The NYPD told 1010 WINS the department is aware of the video and that the incident is under internal review.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the civilian oversight body tasked with investigating police misconduct, said the agency received a complaint and has opened an investigation into the incident.