Watch: Driver Jumps Curb to Pass School Buses, Comes Close to Hitting Children

A video released by a former New York State Assemblyman in Brooklyn appears to show a driver jumping a curb to bypass parked school buses, nearly hitting small children.

The video was recorded at the Vizhnitz Cheder on 53rd Street in Borough Park as the school buses dropped off children, Dov Hokind told WABC. Children can be seen on the surveillance video walking towards the entrance of the yeshiva as the driver inches forward.

After two small children pass, the car appears to pick up speed before coming to an abrupt halt when a third child appears. The vehicle speeds past buses after a fourth child crosses the sidewalk.

"Such behavior is outrageous, wild, reckless and unacceptable," Hikind told WABC. The former assemblyman represented the district for 36 years.

In a tweet sharing the video, Hikind called on the NYPD's 66th Precinct to investigate. "I'm calling on @NYPD66Pct to look into the matter and arrest the man responsible for the reckless endangerment of children's welfare," Hikind tweeted on Thursday. "All that because he couldn't wait an extra few minutes…"

Hikind said that the surveillance video and blue Toyota Avalon's license plate number were forwarded to the 66th Precinct.

"Could have killed two or three of them easily this morning, when I saw that all I could think about was that could have been my grandchild," Hiking told Spectrum News NY1. "I want this guy arrested, I want to send a message to everybody that the kids on these buses are your kids."

On Friday, NYPD announced that the vehicle involved had been impounded by police.

"Regarding the incident of a car driving on a curb near school children in born park, we wanted to update the community that we are in possession of the vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing," NYPD 66th Precinct tweeted.

Regarding the incident of a car driving on a curb near school children in boro park, we wanted to update the community that we are in possession of the vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing. Thank you to everyone for their assistance

— NYPD 66th Precinct (@NYPD66Pct) February 22, 2019

Authorities did not comment on whether the individual driving the vehicle had been apprehended.

Car Jumps Sidewalk
Surveillance video from the Vizhnitz Cheder on 53rd Street in Borough Park shows a driver jumping a sidewalk to bypass parked school buses. NYPD said the car in question was in police custody. Screenshot