On July 26, 2019, at about 02218 AM, Officers of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police observed a speeding vehicle Southbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Englewood Cliffs Section. Upon observing the violation, they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. When the officers activated their emergency lights and sirens to signal for the vehicle to stop, the operator accelerated and refused to pull into the shoulder. The Officers chose to terminate the pursuit within seconds of its initiation due to the high rate of speed and the suspect’s operation becoming erratic.
The Officers lost sight of the vehicle but continued to travel southbound at a safe speed. A short while later they observed a vehicle on the right shoulder of the Linwood Ramp in the Fort Lee Section that was similar to the car that had fled. The car had been crashed and abandoned. At this time the incident is still under investigation.