Moment pedestrians were run down by police driving on wrong side of the road

Dramatic footage has captured the moment pedestrians were injured by a police car that ploughed into them while driving on the wrong side of the road while responding to an emergency.

The New York Police Department patrol car was responding to a report of a stolen vehicle when it moved into oncoming traffic to pass a sedan turning onto Hoe Avenue.

As the vehicle it was chasing attempted to turn, the patrol car clipped it and mounted the curb, running a group of people down.

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The vehicle, which had its lights flashing during the ordeal, came to rest after hitting a pole.

The footage shows multiple people can be seen rushing to the scene to help as the two cops exit the vehicle and call for assistance.

Other footage obtained by the New York Post shows four people on the bloodied ground as witnesses could be heard asking where a baby was.

One man was heard shouting: "What the f***, what the f***, man? Who's driving? Who's f***ing driving?"

Another man was heard telling the injured victims not to move.

Reports have now confirmed that 10 people including two children were injured in the ordeal. Two are in critical condition, ages of five and 65, police have confirmed.

A two-year-old child who was in the sedan the patrol car clipped was also injured, police said.

A witness from the scene, Lamar Davila said he saw two women “hyperventilating” as a man lay next to a “pile of blood” on the ground.

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NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey said the incident is still under investigation.

In a press conference, he said: "The marked vehicle was close up against the wall. There were people there. This will be uncovered in the investigation."

He also commended officers for getting “into life-saving mode" and said that the victims are "getting the best medical care right now."

“We just pray for everyone, the officers and the families," he added.

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