CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — A teenage cyclist was struck by a car and seriously injured Wednesday evening. The incident took place on Brooklyn Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Union Street, where a young black teen was hit by an SUV and was knocked unconscious.
A Shomrim member who happened to walk by, witnessed the accident and sprung into action calling for police and EMS, other Shomrim volunteers joined in a gave first aid until EMT’s arrived and took over.
Among the bystanders was Assemblyman Karim Camara who happened to pass by the scene commended, and praised Shomrim from being on the lookout, and jumping to help regardless of race.
The victim was transported in serious condition to a local hospital.