Super-cops to the rescue! NYPD lift taxi off injured pedestrian

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News

Early Sunday morning, a New York City taxicab struck a 19-year-old pedestrian, pinning him beneath the vehicle.

When police officers arrived on the scene of the accident in the Bronx, they quickly teamed up to manually lift the car off Luis Velasquez, the injured teen.

"You could hear the guttural roar...and they lifted it up and moved it off him," Enrique Elias, a taxi driver who was nearby at the time of the accident, told NBC New York.

At least a dozen officers helped lift the Crown Victoria, which weighed more than 3,800 pounds, off Velasquez.

"That, I've never seen, and I gotta tell you, that honestly makes me proud to be a New Yorker," Elias said.

The victim was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is currently listed in critical condition.

"Police said he ran into traffic as police responded to a dispute outside a restaurant," CBS New York reports.

The taxi driver is not facing charges.