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!