BROOKLYN (WPIX)—A Brooklyn cop who was left in a coma after being mowed down by a motorcycle is back on the job.
Officer Carlos Olmedo, 31, received a warm welcome at his Brooklyn precinct Thursday morning.
"I'm feeling much better," Oldmedo told PIX 11 News. "I was in a bad accident and thank God I restored my strength."
Olmedo was severely injured while pursuing suspected car thieves in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn on May 17. Police say Olmedo was at 20th Ave. And 84th St. around 1 a.m. when he spotted four men inside a stolen car.
The suspects quickly fled the scene, prompting Olmedo to chase after them. He was then hit by a motorcycle traveling southbound on 20th Ave.
Olmedo was rushed to a nearby hospital in grave condition. He finally emerged from a coma in June.
"I'm so happy," said his wife Abigail, with their baby Jeremiah in hand. "With his strength and our belief...I knew he was going to make it."
Investigators deemed the crash an accident and the motorcycle driver was not charged.
The suspected car thieves, Sefer Mujo and Tiku Qoko, both 19 and of Brooklyn, were tracked down by police.and remain free on $50,000 bail after their pretrial hearing, pending an Aug. 16 date in Brooklyn Supreme Court.