WATCH: Brooklyn Bicyclist Passes Flashing Red Lights On School Bus, Slams Into Jewish Child

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This heartstopping moment took place last week on Lee Avenue and Middleton Street in Williamsburg.

Baruch Hashem, the child escaped serious injury.




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  1. Not at all surprising. Although cyclists are obligated to obey all traffic laws, a negligible number do. They should be required to carry liability insurance and identifying license plates.

  2. i KEEP ASKING AND ASKING AND THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING. ALL BICYCLES NEED REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE NOW aLL ESPEICALLY ELECTRIC BIKES

  3. Are half the posters here blind? Watch the video again.
    He is driving with the yellow flashing. As he stops, you can see the lights switch to the red set of flashing lights. You can also see through the tree the buses stop sign extend and flash.

    As to ”illegally ” dropping off at an angle? Yeah. You know why? Because too many drivers blow right past a school bus with flashing lights. So many drivers care more about the children they are trusted with than a nonsensical law.
    Why can’t they drop off at an angle.? Nobody is allowed to pass anyway.

  4. The fact that they stop at an angle and block traffic is the safest way to drop off children. You can even see how the driver rushed out of the bus after the kid was hit. Wouldn’t expect to see that with a non Yiddishe driver. In Williamsburg they really care about their kinderlach. It seems in this situation he didn’t block the road enough.

  5. It’s mind-boggling that people here are defending the biker.

    Red lights or yellow lights, stop sign or no stop sign, legal or not, it only takes a half a brain to know that you should be cautious while passing a school bus that is clearly dropping kids off.

  6. to yaakov doe: Neither do drivers obey the law. Speeding, texting, failure to yield, illegal u-turns, failure to signal, i could go on. But most importantly, they rarely obey the school bus stop signs.

    How will registration of bikes help if it’s not working with cars? No human powered device without a motor should need registration. It’s really absurd, yet people still call for it.

    I hear people say bikes need a license plate so they can identify them. Well just so you know, there are about 40,000 hit and run crashes in NYC each year but NYPD takes action in about 400 cases. You basically have a 90% chance of not getting caught if you drive off after an accident if no one is killed! Most of those investigated are not charged. I would want something to be done about that rather than waste precious gov’t resources on bike licenses which have never proven to be helpful anywhere…