Police examine New York hit-and-run that left Jewish man injured as potential hate crime

A Hasidic Jewish man in New York Metropolis was left with a damaged leg after a automotive crashed into him in a hit-and-run, as police say the incident is being investigated as a potential hate crime.  

The automotive pummeled into the sufferer, 55, as he was crossing the road at Albany Avenue and Union Road within the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after 5 p.m. on Friday, in accordance with New York Metropolis police.

The car, a 2017 Mercedes Benz, was touring southbound on Albany Avenue and was making a left flip when it collided with the sufferer. 

Surveillance video footage exhibits the car flip and slam into the person with out stopping, throwing the sufferer onto the bottom, and proceed driving on. 

The driving force fled the scene and the pedestrian was transported to a hospital in secure situation. 

The crash broke the sufferer’s leg, NBC New York reported.

Thus far no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. 

Police mentioned the NYPD’s Hate Crime Job Drive has been notified.

Residents within the space expressed concern over the incident, some saying they believed the crash was not an accident.

“You may see from the video, didn’t appear to be an accident to me. Obtained to be secure,” Usher Berkovich, who lives close by, mentioned to NBC New York. “As a Jew, I really feel like I’ve to be extra cautious and crime has been up particularly on the Jewish neighborhood.”

In line with the NYPD Hate Crimes Dashboard, which has information operating via the tip of September 2022, there have been 469 hate crime incidents reported final yr, 195 of which focusing on Jewish individuals, and 506 arrests.

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