Brooklyn, NY – A 12 year old Chasidic boy is fighting for his life in a Brooklyn hospital after being hit by a car as he rode his bicycle to school this morning.
Police said that the accident took place just before 7 AM at the corner of Cortelyou and Dahill roads in Kensington. The boy was riding westbound on Cortelyou Road on his way to the Stoliner yeshiva when he was hit by a car traveling northbound on Dahill Road.
Police responded to a 911 call placed at 6:58 this morning and found the bicyclist lying in the roadway with severe head trauma. A picture tweeted by Misaskim of the boy’s severely mangled bicycle helmet was accompanied by the words “This helmet the boy wore this morning when struck by a car @misaskim reminds u without it he wouldn’t stand a chance.”
The 24 year old driver of the 2015 Lexus remained at the scene and police said there appears to have been no criminality involved in the incident.
The boy, who is just three months shy of his bar mitzvah, was transported by Hatzolah to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition. He is currently undergoing surgery for a serious brain injury.
The public is asked to daven for Moshe Yehuda ben Rochel Miriam.