The following is a letter from Hatzolah of Monsey:
This past Friday night Hatzoloh responded to a call for a pedestrian struck by car.
The person was walking with family and friends and was wearing reflective clothing but was struck by a car. We have since learned that the driver, who had left the scene, was found by police.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the importance of safety and awareness. In many areas of Wesley hills and Pomona there are limited street lights and limited sidewalks. It is crucial that while walking at night you wear a reflective strip to be visible to drivers.
In addition- please be aware that even with the reflective strip some drivers may not be paying close attention and therefore you should take extra care to move over as much as possible to avoid any injury.
Hatzoloh has reflective strips available for the community free of charge.
If you would like to have some dropped off at your shul – please email [email protected] and someone will contact you to help arrange this.
You can also stop by the Hatzoloh office at 19 Grove street to pick some up during normal business hours.
Thank you and stay safe!
(YWN Desk – NYC)