Create Account
ב"ה
Monday, 22 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 27, 2019

    This Could Have Been Your Child

    From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights resident with a dash cam on his vehicle recorded a dangerous scene on Sunday. Video

    Selichos Prayer in Moscow Shul

    Next Story »

    Miami School Feeds the Parents

    36
    Opinions and Comments

    Please Login to comment
    avatar
      Subscribe  
    newest oldest most voted
    Notify of
    oy!!!!
    Guest
    oy!!!!

    Thank you for posting!!
    The schools in Crown Heights should have classes for” street safety”.
    I had them growing up in Israel. Its so important !!!

    Unfortunately, I also saw girls and young buchurim text on their phone while walking into the crosswalk area, whiteout lifting their eyes !!, and texting during late nights in quite streets.

    הישמרו לנפשותיכם

    Song
    Guest
    Song

    Your point is well made. Parents should teach their kids street safety.

    Just wanted to point out that at the exact moment the child ran across the street the words of the song was “Hashem is always watching over me”!

    But of course we need to do our part and not be reckless.

    Aaron
    Guest
    Aaron

    BS”D
    a valid point
    however you were driving way to fast for a neighborhood filled with children

    SLOW DOWN THE DRIVING !! And stop honking
    Guest
    SLOW DOWN THE DRIVING !! And stop honking

    Chevre
    Let’s slow down the speed of the cars while driving as well!!
    The pedestrian crossing is many times irresponsible.
    BUT THE DRIVERS INCLUDING THE YIDDEN SPEED – like in this video- and honk and text and are a danger to the entire environment.

    song perfect timing
    Guest
    song perfect timing

    Hashem is always watching over me

    Curious
    Guest
    Curious

    Thanks for sharing. You’re 100% correct about the child running out. But I’m just curious how fast were you going?? The speed limit is 25 MPH which makes it easier to stop in such a case, but based on the video it seems like you were going more like 40 MPH!!!

    crown heights
    Guest
    crown heights

    a few feeks ago Shabbos afternoon,I was standing on Empire corner Albany near the cleaners waiting for the light to cross to Lefferts Ave. Diagonally across the street was three boys maybe 10 and under coming from Lefferts ave.to Empire that just walked across the two way street against the light. After they crossed just about halfway, a car came by!.I shouted to them across the street when the finished crossing to be careful and to WAIT for the light becasue it was so dangerous. One of the boys shout back to me, Its none of your business. ( imagine… Read more »

    mob
    Guest
    mob

    Looked like 7 seconds to drive one block. This seems like 30+ MPH. Speed limit in NYC is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted. Both driver and pedestrian were at fault.

    I taught my kids and you should too
    Guest
    I taught my kids and you should too

    to ALWAYS look both ways 3 times WHILE crossing the street. It drives me mad when I see people, not just kids anymore just walk straight into the road without a sideways glance at approaching traffic. its an attitude programmed into the new ‘ME’ generation that others have to create a safe space for me. I dont have to be responsible, Its others who will ensure my surroundings as i need it to be. We need to teach our kids personal responsibility, its in the Torah we musnt let the outside world selfish reckless values permeate our lives. I believe… Read more »

    Stop driving so fast
    Guest
    Stop driving so fast

    Lol u idiot make a post about vigilance and here u are speeding at 80

    Speeding
    Guest
    Speeding

    Where on the cam does it indicate the speed?
    Maybe he was sticking to speed limit
    Hardly going to post his death-warrant

    To above posters!
    Guest
    To above posters!

    I believe there are lights on most corners on Kingston Ave, therefore the driver was within rights! The child ran across when it was NOT her light, the child should have waited! Good thing ‘Hashem was watching over me!’

    I am the Driver
    Guest
    I am the Driver

    Good Afternoon, I don’t remember how fast I was going, but I ran the numbers and it seems like 35+ MPH. I was at first reluctant to send in this video, due to all the lash back that I deserve, but then I thought about the bigger picture. I was absolutely wrong for going that fast, but at the same time, the child was absolutely wrong for running into the street. I didn’t send this in just to show how dangerous it is to run into the street. I sent this in so that drivers can realize that these things… Read more »

    Apparently non of u guys ever watched a dash cam before
    Guest
    Apparently non of u guys ever watched a dash cam before

    C’mon he’s going about 20 mph if anything. Before answering this, take a dash cam, record yourself and then do diagnostics. I did already.

    do the math
    Guest
    do the math

    hes going 21.3 miles PH – under the speed limit …he went 250 ft in 7 seconds

    the guy was speeding
    Guest
    the guy was speeding

    First you follow the law before calling out others for breaking the law.

    mob
    Guest
    mob

    to #15.

    I believe the size of each block is 330 ft. not 250. 16 blocks to a mile. a mile is 5280 ft. 5280 / 16 = 330. 16 blocks * 7 seconds per block = 112 seconds per mile. an hour has 3600 seconds (60 * 60). 3600 / 112 = 32.14 mph.

    speeding
    Guest
    speeding

    speeding ticket right now 🙂

    Kol Hakavod
    Guest
    Kol Hakavod

    Thanks for posting this. Even through you knew you would get backlash for speeding (which it looks like in the video) the bottom line is that everyone can learn from this so than you for sharing.

    double parking
    Guest
    double parking

    Just wanted to point out that the car was double parked obstructing the view of the driver and the little girl.

    when will the double parking stop
    Guest
    when will the double parking stop

    When will people stop double parking on kingston?? it obstructs views and is illegal and can lead to loss of life Ch”v

    We're not discussing Breaking the Law
    Guest
    We're not discussing Breaking the Law

    Children need to learn to NEVER cross unless given a WALK, and Even Then, to look both ways before crossing because cars turn without slowing down! From here we see even ‘GOOD’ drivers ignore the Posted Speed Limit, so children MUST take care of Themselves at ALL times!!!

    Not the point
    Guest
    Not the point

    Why are we discussing this particular driver? There are many, many drivers out there who drive fast and that isn’t the issue. The point is that children need to be cautious and pro active. We are talking about children’s lives – not some mathematical problem!

    Tishrei
    Guest
    Tishrei

    Guys. Get used to it. The month is upon us. We all need to be vigalent when driving (including me) as a lot of our visitors seem to think that walking in front of a moving car is like holding up a stop sign….yesterday a group of bochurim a mere 5 feet from me walked in front of my car because they didn’t want to wait for me to pass them.

    Another point
    Guest
    Another point

    While people must watch the cars and the cars watch the people, everyone should get a dash camera. A good camera is about $100 and it will help you in case there is an accident or police encounters or insurance fraud claims.

    To # 17
    Guest
    To # 17

    I like your knack for math.
    Can you please figure out how much time we save by taking 2 steps in to the intersection, waiting for the light to turn green, instead of waiting on the sidewalk.

    It must save tons of time, otherwise pedestrians wouldn’t risk their lives doing it.

    Ksiva vachasima tova everyone.

    you have to realized
    Guest
    you have to realized

    that teachers,yes grown women don’t look for care either and they just cross when they get to the street, l have a few times pointed out to people that the light is red, so truthfully the children see the adults crossing without looking, a lot of people do it, in those days not to many had cell phones, it must be people are spacey, there minds are not focus on where they are going, when my children were young, l told them they need to wait for the cars to stop, because you have no idea what kind of drivers… Read more »

    Out of towner
    Guest
    Out of towner

    It shocks me when im driving in CH and pple dont care that its red theyll cross anyways……….

    Never
    Guest
    Never

    Cross thinking you’ll beat the car.
    If you do,
    That’s the inductor to be patient.
    Learn patience.

    INSANE
    Guest
    INSANE

    THAT IS REALLY CRAZY WE SHOULD REALLY BE CAREFUL

    Lets thank the guy
    Guest
    Lets thank the guy

    I respect you for sending in the video.
    The guy in the car already knows (said) he was wrong,for maybe going a bit to fast. BUT I don’t see a comment from the kid crossing the street. saying the the kid was wrong
    I’m Going to show this. video to my kid right now! are you?
    or are you just going to go off on the guy for driving?

    To #31
    Guest
    To #31

    I can always identify my kids even if their faces aren’t showing. This mom is probably mortified that others can recognize her too. Or she could be a mother who lets her 5 year old take the 3 year old to push the 2 year old in a stroller across ENY (2 way street.) Yes, folks, I have seen this many times in Israel. & a few times in CH. It’s a major problem, lack of supervision. Next time, a reckless driver may not be able to avoid a tragedy. Next time a child listening to ear phones may not… Read more »

    As clear as heaven!
    Guest
    As clear as heaven!

    The guy was playing
    “H is always guarding over me!..” and that when she crossed
    What a wonderful hashgacho protis!
    Ktiva vechaismo tova!

    BTW
    Guest
    BTW

    That block is 300′ long, Google it. The speed would be a little above 29mph.

    Google maps says
    Guest
    Google maps says

    That the distance from checks cashed to sunshine pharmacy is 225 feet – add another 25 feet for him starting the video from the middle of empire – that’s 250 …saying a regular block is 350 feet is irrelevant if this one is shorter . Facts don’t lie – this guy was driving under the speed limit – just looks quicker on video .

    for goodness sake
    Guest
    for goodness sake

    STOP picking on this driver
    yes he was speeding or no he wasn’t
    irrelevant.
    as he said himself, he isn’t saying he is a perfect driver and his goal isn’t to accuse anyone or pick on anyone, but to save lives of OUR CHILDREN
    it’s bizarre to now turn around and say “hey who are you to say…” when he’s only trying to help YOU
    say thank you
    i’ll start
    thank you, driver, for posting this. very important and lifesaving

    X