Brooklyn Hatzoloh Fails To Report Hit-Run to Police

8-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Flatbush

By Michael Kaplan

Published March 24, 2014.

A Jewish emergency medical service is receiving flak for failing to report a hit-and-run to the New York Police Department last week.

The Flatbush Hatzoloh arrived to the Brooklyn scene where a minivan struck an 8-year-old Brooklyn child early Thursday morning and transported the boy to a nearby hospital, but it took hours before police learned of the incident.

A police supervisor who saw the extent of the boy’s injuries in the hospital reportedly informed the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad, which responds to serious traffic incidents.

A spokesperson from the organization reportedly told Brooklyn Daily that it is not their policy to call the authorities.

Hatzoloh, which literally translates as “rescuers,” is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer organization that provides medical services, primarily ambulance pickups, to Jewish communities across the world.

The 8-year-old boy suffered a fractured leg and is reportedly in stable condition at Lutheran Hospital.

Police are now on the lookout for the driver of a green Dodge Caravan that fled the scene last Thursday, according to Brooklyn Daily.

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