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2 suspects charged after NY trooper hit by alleged stolen car on RFK Bridge: officials

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 2021-11-29

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New York trooper was hospitalized after he was struck by an alleged stolen vehicle on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Sunday afternoon.

State Police said the trooper was struck by the car on the Queens span of the bridge before 1:00 p.m.

Authorities said the trooper suffered a minor leg injury and was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst. Officials said police fired back at the car during the incident.

According to the MTA, a bridge and tunnel officer was also injured.

Officials said two suspects were arresed in Harlem by MTA Bridges and Tunnels officers.

The 21-year-old driver has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, fleeing, obstruction of governmental administration, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The 17-year-old passenger was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of an imitation firearm, obstruction of governmental administration and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Their identities have not been publicly made available at this time.

The NYPD said the northbound right lane and all Bronx-bound lanes on the bridge are open, but delays are expected in the area.

MTA officials said two Manhattan/Bronx-bound lanes are closed and one Queens-bound lane is closed on the Queens side of the Queens span until noon Monday amid an investigation by the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit.

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