Police officer injured during traffic stop in South Ozone Park after driver speeds off: NYPD

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A police officer was injured on Sunday when the driver of a sports car drove over his foot while fleeing a traffic stop in South Ozone Park.
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Police from the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park are actively searching for the driver of a sports car responsible for injuring an officer during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.

The driver of a black Corvette was traveling westbound on Rockaway Boulevard when officers pulled him for speeding just after 9 p.m. near the intersection of Centerville Street and 109th Avenue in South Ozone Park. As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver stepped on the accelerator running over the cop’s foot as the Corvette sped away from the scene, police said.

The officer was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition with minor injuries. An NYPD spokeswoman was not able to provide a description of the suspect or license plate information stating that the driver remains at large and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.