Orthodox Jew Struck by Car in Possible Hate Crime

By COLlive

A Chasidic Jewish man was struck down by a car in a shocking incident on Friday night in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The visibly Jewish man was beginning to cross the street on Friday evening, shortly after the onset of Shabbos, on the corner of Albany Avenue and Union Street. A car then turned the corner and struck him down.

Surveillance video obtained by the NYPD shows the victim, a resident of Crown Heights in his 50s, at the corner when a white sedan appears to stop at the light, and then proceeds to drive ahead without warning, mowing down the Jewish man. The driver, in his vehicle, then fled the scene.

“It appears that the perp intentionally struck the victim,” a police source said.

The victim suffered a broken leg and was treated by Hatzalah.

The NYPD has deemed the attack as a possible bias incident and the Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

Police are looking for a silver Mercedes, with New York plates, which read KPS 1226.

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