A new video captured an altercation between a driver and traffic enforcement agents in New York, where one of the agents then kicked the back of the car’s driver near the Lincoln tunnel.
The video, which was posted to Twitter by the NYC Scanner, appears to begin in the middle of the altercation with a man standing behind his vehicle while two road users can be seen standing near him.
As the video continued, one of the traffic agents kicked the taillight at the back of the vehicle while the other traffic agent appeared to hit the man near the driver’s door.
The video shows how the driver appears to be hit by one of the traffic agents, and then he appeared to kick the other traffic agent shortly after. As the traffic agents continued to try to arrest the driver, he threw another blow at one of the traffic agents who appeared to have hit him in the face.
The driver then got into his vehicle and a third road user is shown walking in the back of the vehicle and hitting the car’s rear light.
After the driver has closed his door, the traffic agents try to open it again, but the driver is able to pull it closed and starts driving away from the scene. As the car drove away from the scene, one of the traffic agents appeared to kick the car’s taillight.
It told a spokesman for the NYPD Newsweek that the incident took place on Thursday around noon. 6:30 p.m., when NYPD officers received reports of an assault. According to police, the incident happened near the Lincoln Tunnel, on West 40th Street and 11th Avenue.
When officers from the NYPD arrived at the scene, they found “three traffic enforcement agents on duty” who reported being assaulted by a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old man.
The NYPD spokesman said Newsweek that an initial investigation revealed that the vehicle, identified as a black Hyundai, was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle collision, and agents tried to stop the driver.
As agents tried to stop the vehicle, the two passengers allegedly “left the vehicle and hit the three traffic agencies causing injuries and bruises,” police said.
The road users sustained face and head injuries and were transported to a local hospital shortly after the incident.
After allegedly hitting the traffic agents, the two men fled the scene and drove through the Lincoln Tunnel toward New Jersey, police said.
“The description of the vehicle and the suspects was sent over the radio and a car stop was made by officers from the Port Authority Police Department,” the NYPD spokesman said Newsweek. “Both persons were remanded in custody by the Port Authority Police.”
According to police, there are currently charges for both individuals whose names were not released.