Mayor De Blasio's NYPD vehicle was driving wrong way when it crashed with truck, sparking cover-up
Added 05-13-19 06:13:02am EST - “Mayor de Blasio's NYPD vehicle was cruising the wrong way with lights and sirens blaring when it got into a car crash in August 2015, sparking a frantic cover-up by his security detail, a new crash report obtained by the Daily News…” - Nydailynews.com
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Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD SUV was cruising the wrong way with lights and sirens blaring when it got into a car crash, sparking a frantic cover-up by his security detail, a new accident report obtained by the Daily News shows.
NYPD Det. Edgar Robles was driving west against traffic on E. 135th St. in the unmarked black Chevy Tahoe when he collided with a boiler truck at Fifth Ave. at 8:15 a.m. on a Saturday in August 2015, according to the report provided by the department. The mayor and two other detectives were in the vehicle at the time.
Both City Hall and the NYPD declined to say whether the mayor was running late. But in an appearance Friday on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” de Blasio expressed his displeasure with reckless drivers — on e-bikes — cruising on the wrong side of the street.
“We’ve seen them going the wrong way, weaving through traffic, going up on the sidewalks, all the things that many, many New Yorkers find dangerous and unsettling, and they can reach very high speeds,” de Blasio said.
The NYPD accident report indicates the boiler truck was making a legal left turn onto Fifth Ave. when the mayor’s SUV crashed into it.
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