Driver didn’t see rabbi before running over him

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) – The driver of a tractor-trailer says he didn’t see an 83-year-old rabbi before he ran over him on a suburban Cleveland street, and even kept driving until someone stopped him.

Yehuda Cohen was walking home from Hebrew Academy, where he studied the Bible twice daily, when the truck backed over him on last Thursday in Cleveland Heights.

Family members say Cohen had health problems, and witnesses told police that he used a cane, walked hunched over with his head down and had difficulty maintaining balance.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports that the truck driver hasn’t been charged, and police haven’t said if he will be charged or cited.

The truck was delivering groceries to a market when Cohen was run over.

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