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Member of Anash Struck by Reversing Car

Around 40 minutes after Shabbos a member of Anash in his late 50’s was struck by a car reversing on Carroll St between Troy and Schenectady. The driver of the car, a male Black, got out of the car and immediately called 911, other residents who witnessed the accident called Hatzalah who responded right away and treated the man for injuries to his legs and head.

He was then transported to Kings County Hospital for checkups and observation.

This is the second such incident where pedestrians were struck by reversing vehicles, when crossing one must always check both ways, especially when crossing in the middle of a block and outside of a crosswalk. And drivers must be careful to always look over their shoulder rather then just rely on their rear view mirrors as there are big blind spots in the rear view of a car.

More in the Extended Article.

Another dangerous and unfortunate occurrence we see happening on our streets is drivers reversing down a block in order to avoid ‘having to go around’ the block. This is an extremely reckless and dangerous practice. Last year an elderly woman was nearly killed C”V from such a driver, among unfortunately a few other such incidents.

Always look in all directions, obey all traffic laws and be safe on the roads!

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10 Comments

  • 2. reverse beeper wrote:

    for the sake of safty
    i spent 25$ to get a beeper that goes on when you reverse your car
    it is very helpfull and safe

    i would incourige all of to get one
    it takes 15 min to install

    resident

  • 4. Mendy in Midwest wrote:

    one way means
    if you miss the spot
    go around the block(s)
    look 2 way b4 u cross too
    “chochom einov berosho”
    got eyes? use them!

  • 5. to mendy from midwest wrote:

    thanks mendy 4 teeching us how to cross the road! we could never have known how 2 get to the other side w out u Mendu the Midwester!

  • 6. SICK OF SELFISHNESS wrote:

    TO ALL YOU SELFISH SICK PEOPLE WHO BACK UP:JUST KNOW YOU ARE TAKING THE LIFE OF SOMONE ELSE IN TO YOUR OWN HANDS.LAST I CHECKED WE ARE NOT IN ANY WAY CAPABLE OF SUCH RESPONSABILITY, SO BE READY FOR THE SEVERE CONSINQUENCES OF C”V MURDERING SOMONE.

  • 8. concerned resident! wrote:

    i think i speak for many when i say i would appreciate it if besides for letting us know of these accidents (and obviously teaching us how to cross the street)you give us updates of the injured, especially when they are yiden!

  • 9. Ch wrote:

    I agree with concerned resident – Nearly every day we hear hear an acident which most times has yiden involved. It would be nice to hear updates.

  • 10. Reverse Sonar wrote:

    You can also get “Reverse Sonar,”
    which signals you when an object
    gets too close to the rear of
    the car. For cheaper, install a
    mirror, which allows you to see
    the back of the car; I have seen
    them on some vans and trucks.

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