This is the second incident of this kind in just a few days.
The latest one occurred near Spruce Street just before 11:00 pm on Wednesday.
Quitman Street officials found a white Mercedes-Benz reportedly stolen from Elizabethan.
When the driver noticed the police, he left the road and hit the policeman.
Staff have been taken to a university hospital for treatment and are reportedly in stable condition.
The vehicle was recovered by police on Livingston Street.
So far, there have been no arrests.
Meanwhile, union members allegedly escaped from a stolen vehicle that attacked two pedestrians have been arrested.
Norven Dee Alcius, 19, has been charged with receiving stolen goods.
“Sadly, the vehicle that struck the two victims was reported to have been stolen after it continued to run and became unmanned,” said Brian O’Hara, director of public security at Newark. “This incident highlights our problems not only in Newark, but throughout the region, because driver complacency has led to an increase in car theft.”
Around 9 am on Tuesday, police responded to the Broad Street and Market Street areas with a call for two pedestrians to attack.
Victims were taken to a university hospital for treatment. Both are reportedly serious but stable.
The alleged driver, Arcius, got out of the car after attacking two victims at the bus stop.
He was arrested by the corresponding police officer.
The black 2021 Mazda CX-9 vehicle continued to drive 800 blocks on Broad Street and was reportedly stolen Monday at 10:15 pm after being unmanned.
So far this year, 534 vehicles have been stolen after being left in motion. This is a 68% increase from 2020, when 263 vehicles were stolen due to driver self-satisfaction.
“It only takes a few seconds for a thief to steal a vehicle running with the key in the ignition or with the key fob inside,” O’Hara added. “It is tragic that such self-satisfaction creates not only car theft but also more serious criminal opportunities that can cause serious harm to the community. The driver is responsible for securing his car. Must be. “
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Two pedestrians collide in Newark, NJ, one police officer injured in another stolen car crash
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