A Charedi man from Israel was injured on Shabbos morning in a hit-and-run accident in London, England. The man, who was visiting London collecting Tzedaka, was hit by a passing truck that fled the scene following the accident.
The Shomrim organization of Stamford Hill reported the incident after Shabbat on their Twitter feed. According to the report, the accident occurred at Clapton Common, a central intersection in the neighborhood just after 11:30 in the morning when people were getting out of shul. The man was seriously injured and lost consciousness. He thankfully regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Searches are undergoing to find the driver of the truck who hit the man.
London police have stated that the intersection where the accident occurred is known to be a very dangerous one, due to the high speeds that drivers travel through the intersection.
Pedestrian rushed to hospital earlier today after being hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run collision at the junction of Clapton Common E5 and Stamford Hill N16 pic.twitter.com/E0oBamxlLM
— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) November 18, 2017
(This article was written by the Israel Desk after Shabbos had ended in Israel)