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Ridge, NY – Two Officers Hurt After Man Intentionally Strikes them with Van

Ridge, NY (June 21, 2019) – Two officers wearing plain clothes at the time were reported to have suffered injuries during a traffic stop on Thursday evening, June 20th, in the town of Ridge. Authorities stated that the incident took place on Smith Road at approximately 6:25 p.m.

Investigators stated that Robert McDowell, of Bohemia, was pulled over by the officers when it was discovered that he was driving with a suspended license. According to authorities, McDowell refused to exit the van he was operating and continued to put the vehicle in drive, purposefully striking the officers as he fled the scene.

The officers attempted to chase after the vehicle when they witnessed him throwing contraband from the window. He was eventually apprehended, and both officers were reported to have sustained at least minor injuries.

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Ridge, NY – Two Officers Hurt After Man Intentionally Strikes them with Van

First and foremost, our genuinely heartfelt sympathies are extended to both injured officers as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. Pedestrian accidents in New York are often seriously injurious or even fatal, particularly those which are the result of serious criminal or malicious behavior. While it can be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for victims to know that they may likely have very substantial rights moving forward.

Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of a blatantly reckless or criminal party. We understand that there is almost nothing as challenging as recovering from an unexpected injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.

If you have been hurt in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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