A police vehicle lost control and jumped onto a sidewalk, resulting in 10 people being injured (Picture: FOX 5)

Ten people including two children were injured after a police car involved in an accident ran onto the curb and into pedestrians.

Among those hurt in the incident in the Bronx were a two-year-old baby and a five-year-old child, and two police officers in the cop cruiser, said the New York Police Department’s Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey.

Officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle around 3pm on Thursday, said Maddrey, according to PIX 11. A cop driving a vehicle with the sirens on crossed a double yellow line to pass an Acura near Hoe and Westchester avenues.

However, the driver of the car in front of the police cruiser made a left turn, and the vehicles collided. The cop car clipped the front of the Acura and lost control.

More police were dispatched to help with the victims, as a person who tried stealing a vehicle got away (Picture: FOX 5)

The cop car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck six pedestrians, the oldest being 65 years old. The two-year-old who was injured was inside a car while the five-year-old hurt was on the sidewalk. Two officers inside the cop car were hurt. An adult inside the Acura was also injured.

Six victims were transported to nearby hospitals, while two people refused medical treatment at the scene.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to authorities.

More police officers were deployed to the scene to help the victims.

The accident happened on Thursday afternoon in New York City’s Bronx borough (Picture: FOX 5)

The person trying to steal a vehicle got away as police dealt with the accident.

‘We didn’t even catch the person we were trying to get,’ Maddrey said.

‘Once the accident occurred, our officers had to get into life-saving mode and make sure that all our civilians are OK.’

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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