A man is seen in a new video getting struck by a car while dancing in the street, allegedly at the West Indian Parade Day in Brooklyn.
The video posted on Tuesday by user by ‘Modishness‘ has the description, ‘Brooklyn, accident, dancing man hit by car.’
The video is included among several of the West Indian Day parade that was held in Brooklyn a day earlier.
An NYPD spokesman said that they were not aware of the video.
The spokesman told Dailymail.com that the department would follow up to determine the video’s ‘authenticity’ and what may have happened to the dancing man.
An unidentified man can be seen dancing in the video in the middle of the street at the West Indian Parade Day in Brooklyn
The man, who was wearing a baseball cap, black shirt, black pants and white sneakers, has a Jamaican flag draped over his shoulders
In the video footage, the unidentified man is seen dancing in the middle of a two way street at night. There is no time stamp for when he is actually doing his dance.
The man – wearing a baseball cap, black shirt, black pants and white sneakers – has a Jamaican flag over his shoulders.
Ten seconds into the video, a car, with lights on, strikes the reveler from behind.
He is vaulted into the air and strikes the ground with a thud.
The person shooting the video reacts, his voice making a muffled sound. A woman screams. The video ends after a total of 15 seconds.
The West Indian Parade Day has in the past seen high levels of violence, which was avoided this year due to community and police co-operation and tighter security restrictions.
About 10 seconds into the video, a car appears to hit the man, vaulting him over the top. NYPD are investigating the authenticity of the video
As the man dances, a car appears to approach him from behind
Attendants were screened for weapons and alcohol at 13 separate entry points and several thousand armed officers were stationed across Brooklyn.
Police confiscated a gun but there were no violent incidents.
The New York Police Department said this was their largest security operation all year.
‘There will literally be a cop everywhere doing what they do best, keeping neighborhoods safe,’ Chief of the NYPD, Terence Monahan, said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The day is split into two parts each year. The J’Ouvert, or daybreak parade, began at 6am and finished at 11am for the West Indian Day Parade at noon.
Costumes for J’Ouvert can be wild and dark imaginings with some people wearing helmets with thick horns on them and some dousing themselves in motor oil.
The perimeter of the two mile route along Flatbush Ave was surrounded by NYPD cars and blockers and cameras were set up along the parade to notify officers of any potential skirmishes.
This is the second year that police worked with ‘violence interrupters,’ members of the community who aim to stop gang related issues from erupting before it’s too late.
Though this was a safe West Indian Day Parade by most accounts, videos have surfaced of revelers dancing on top of NYPD police cars during the celebration.
The NYPD have been accused in the past of being too lenient on occasion. In July this year, videos surfaced of teenagers dousing New York cops with buckets of water as they did their jobs.
The officers didn’t arrest the teens even though the action was technically an assault.