Police stated that a rogue U-Haul driver sent passersby on the sidewalk scrambling for safety after striking six men, a woman, and a police officer while leading officers on a frantic chase through Brooklyn on Monday.
At 10:49 in the morning, police attempted to stop the 62-year-old driver. According to reports, he wouldn’t stop near Fifth Ave. and 75th St. in Bay Ridge.
In one internet video, a guy can be seen carefully crossing the street between stores and curbside trees when suddenly, the U-Haul driver mounts the pavement and speeds toward him.
The startled person walked toward the storefront before swerving to the left and onto the street, narrowly escaping being run over by the U-Haul’s speed and the police car that had hopped the curb in pursuit.
Videos reveal that the U-Haul driver clipped a moped rider just before mounting the sidewalk, sending him tumbling down the street.
The motorist struck a man at some time on Fourth Ave. around 54th St. in Sunset Park who was thought to be in his 30s.
The victim was transported by emergency personnel in critical condition to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.
He struck three individuals riding mopeds in Bay Ridge, but they only received minor wounds.
Although the driver fled on the Gowanus Expressway, police pursued him and eventually caught up with him near Red Hook’s Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance on Hamilton Ave. and Columbia St.
According to authorities, he has never been arrested before. Police named him Weng Sor, and they claim he was born in Malaysia.
It appears he was residing in the U-Haul, filled with clothing, cartons, and other goods.
On January 23, police stated the U-Haul was hired in Daytona Beach.
The U-Haul, which has Arizona license plates, was searched by the NYPD Bomb Squad out of an abundance of caution, but the truck turned out to be empty.
WATCH: Surveillance footage shows the moment the U-Haul truck seen striking Multiple people while one pedestrian manages to jump out of the way. In Bay ridge Brooklyn.#Developing #Brooklyn #nypd #redhook #uhaul #BreakingNews #breaking #bayridge #nyc #ericadams #newyorkcity pic.twitter.com/D54gu1pOr4
— NY Actions (@NY_ACTIONS) February 13, 2023