By Gus Saltonstall
New information and photos were revealed over the weekend about what led to a police officer being hospitalized after getting struck by a moped driver Thursday on the Upper West Side.
The unnamed NYPD officer was trying to arrest a man on West 83rd Street and Riverside Drive for previously stealing a moped, police said on Sunday.
During the attempted apprehension, a second man intentionally struck the officer from behind with a moped, before fleeing northbound on Riverside Drive, while the initial suspect ran into Riverside Park, police said.
The officer was rushed to a local hospital with a broken right leg, police added.
NYPD also sent out a photo of both men wanted in connection to the incident.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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