TRAGEDY: Elderly Man Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Lawrence, NY On Friday Night [UPDATED]

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candle914A Frum man was R”L struck and killed by a vehicle in Lawrence on Friday night while walking home from Shul.

Nassau County Police detectives tell YWN that Theodore (Teddy) Schiffman Z”L, 82 of Boca Raton, Florida was crossing the Nassau Expressway (Route 878) at the intersection of Broadway, and after reaching the center divider, was struck by a 2013 Dodge travelling in the southbound lane. The accident happened at around 5:45PM.

Rockaway/Lawrence Hatzolah transported the victim to St. Johns Hospital in traumatic arrest. He was R”L pronounced deceased at 8:32PM by hospital personnel.

Sources tell YWN that Mr. Schiffman was a member of the White Shul for close to 50 year, and previously served as Chairman of The Board. He was visiting Lawrence for Shabbos.

The driver of the Dodge, a male 66 years of age, remained at the scene while the investigation was conducted. A brake and safety test was administered at which time it was determined the vehicle was operating properly and released to the driver. There is no criminality indicated at this time.

Local Askonim from the Achiezer Organization worked closely with the medical Examiner to ensure proper Kavod Hamaes over Shabbos.

The Levaya will take place on Sunday, November 29th, at 1:00pm at Congregation Kneseth Israel (The White Shul), 728 Empire Avenue, Far Rockaway.

Shiva will be observed at the Baker residence, 809 Addison Street, Woodmere, until Friday afternoon, December 4th, at 2:00pm.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes

(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)