Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – A Chasidic Jewish man was struck down by a car in a shocking incident in Crown Heights on Shabbos which the NYPD says may be an intentional attack.
The visibly Jewish man was beginning to cross the street on Friday night at about 6 pm on the corner of Albany Avenue and Union Street when a car turned the corner and struck him down.
Surveillance video obtained by the NYPD shows the victim, a Lubavitch man 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.
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.