TRAGEDY: Young Child R”L Struck & Killed By Vehicle In Front Of Yeshiva On 67 Street Near Boro Park


Tragedy unfolded in Bensonhurst this morning, when a young child was R”L struck and killed as he arrived to Yeshiva.

Sources tell YWN that two children were struck by the vehicle as they were being dropped off at Yeshiva K’Tana of Bensonhurst on 67 Street.

Boro Park Hatzolah rushed to the scene, where they found one child in grave condition. Paramedics did all they could to save his life, but were unfortunately unsuccessful. Misaskim was on the scene and dealing with Kavod Hames.

The second child was taken to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition.

Sources tell YWN that the vehicle had initially left the scene, although it appears he may not have known he had struck the child. He was contacted and returned to the scene.

The NYPD is on the scene conducting an investigation.

UPDATE 3:30PM: The 4-year-old child has been identified as Yoshi Balabon Z”L. The Levaya will be held tonight at 8PM at the Yeshiva of Staten Island 1870 Drumgoole Rd. The Kevura will take place in Lakewood.

Additional information will be published when it is cleared for publication.


(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Crossing guards? Driving rules zones?
    Lights? Traffic aids??
    These questions must all be asked and asked immediately..

    I do not automatically expect that
    P.S 3673 needs to answer these questions bc this is standard procedure

  2. So tragic. I can’t imagine the pain the family is going through. Such a young child and lost so suddenly.

    Is there a tehillim name for the child who survived but needs a yeshua?

  3. Last name is balaban, not balabon and he was 5 years old, not 4.

    May HKBH grant the family comfort and strength during this horrible time