Surfside, FL – Five-year-old Ikey Horowitz and his father were going to a synagogue in Surfside, when the child was hit by a truck.
Surveillance video shows a white truck driving down an alley way. Next, the video shows Ikey riding along the sidewalk on his scooter. Without seeing the boy, the truck hits Ikey.
Yossie Horowitz, the boy’s father, was just feet behind his son and sprang into action. Horowitz banged on the truck to stop so the back wheels would not run Ikey over. The truck stopped and the driver got out. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was pretty shocked. My stomach hit the floor,” said Yossie. “I just ran and tried to pull him out before the back wheels would hit him as well.”
Ikey only suffered a sprained ankle in the accident. The family believes it is a miracle their son survived, without major injuries. “It’s amazing that all he has is a sprained ankle. I mean, I would be saying he was lucky to be alive, but beyond that, I’d be saying he was lucky he had broken legs, but he’s lucky he’s got a sprained ankle and he’s pretty much healed already in 48 hours. I mean, it’s pretty miraculous,” said Katy Horowitz, Ikey’s mom.