New York man arrested after hitting group of hasidic men with car

Written by on April 21, 2021

The NYPD spokesperson said that five men were hit by the vehicle, with one sustaining a foot injury.

HAREDIM GATHER near the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, last year.  (photo credit: ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS)

HAREDIM GATHER near the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, last year.

(photo credit: ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS)

An SUV in Brooklyn, New York backed into a group of five ultra-Orthodox men crossing the street in Williamsburg on Saturday night. The suspect, Shokhobiddin Bakhritdinov, was arrested by the police for misdemeanor assault and fleeing the scene of the crime.

The incident was caught on a surveillance camera and the video was uploaded to Williamsburg News’ twitter account. In the video, the SUV can be seen stopping just past the intersection, where Bakhritdinov exited his car, looked behind him at the ultra-Orthodox men crossing the street, got back into the car, and reversed into the men, twice. Bakhritdinov then drove away.


— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) April 18, 2021

Another video shows, Mini Van arriving, driver coming out, looking around, waiting for people to get behind him wait to cross, backs straight into them, comes out of the car to check how many ppl he hit then getting back into the car & fleeing the scene. @WspuShomrim @NYPD90Pct pic.twitter.com/MCH1OIzojN

— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) April 18, 2021

The NYPD spokesperson said that five men were hit by the vehicle, with one sustaining a foot injury.

“Officers discovered five males who came into a contact with a gray Honda SUV which reversed into them. One of the victims, an 82-year-old male, sustained a foot injury and was removed by EMS to Cobble Hill Hospital for treatment,” said NYPD Det. Sophia Mason.

Williamsburg’s volunteer patrol, Shomrim, located Bakhritdinov’s SUV on Sunday and the police proceeded to arrest the suspect. 


— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) April 18, 2021

Bakhritdinov’s lawyer, Jack Brewer appealed to the court, saying the incident was a mistake and Bakhritdinov’s license need not be suspended, as one accident does not prove he is a dangerous driver, reported NY Daily News. 

The judge ruled against suspending Bakhritdinov’s license.

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