Chased Teen Accidently Hit By NYPD Van

Isaiah Rivera was transported to the hospital with a fractured pelvis.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Police accidently struck a machete-wielding teen with a marked NYPD van while chasing him through Fordham.

According to police, Isaiah Rivera, 17, was waving the weapon while fighting with someone when cops observed him near the corner of Grand Concourse and East Kingsbridge Road on Monday, October 16 at 10:50 p.m.

Rivera fled when he saw the police van approaching and began sprinting down a concrete island between the Concourse’s inner and outer roadways.

During the pursuit, the van driver performed a U-turn before Rivera stumbled and fell in the vehicle’s path.

The driver slammed the brakes, but the vehicle’s undercarriage struck Rivera’s hip.

Police confirmed that the van’s wheels did not make contact with the suspect.

Rivera was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with a fractured pelvis and is expected to survive.

He faces possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct charges.

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