TRAGEDY IN CHICAGO: 9-Year-Old Struck & R”L Killed By Vehicle


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Tragedy hit the Chicago community on Wednesday afternoon, when word spread of a young child struck and R”L killed by a vehicle.

Sources tell YWN that Shmuel Hershel Weinberger Z”L (9-years-old) was riding his bicycle when he was R”L struck by a vehicle on N. Sacramento Ave and W. Chase Ave on Wednesday afternoon at around 8:00PM. Chicago Hatzolah rushed to the scene, and was transported to the hospital but unfortunately he was Niftar.

Police are investigating the incident.

He is the son of R’ Shamai and Mrs. Sara Leah of West Rogers Park, Chicago. They are Lubavitcher Chassidim.

Levaya details will be published when they become available to us.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

A GoFundMe campaign was initiated to assist the family. Please CLICK HERE to donate.

(Moshe Schwartz – @YWNReporter)


  1. DON’T LET YOUR CHILDREN RIDE A BIKE WITHOUT A HELMET EVEN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! This is not to say that Shmuel Hershel didn’t wear one – but we have to do our hishtadlus.

  2. What exactly is wrong about mentioning that they are Lubavitch Chasidim? It’s a fact. Just because you have some sort of complex doesn’t mean anyone is knocking someone else.

  3. Would you mention they are Yeshivish, Yekkish, Satmar or Sephardic if the child were any of those denominations? Why mention it at all. He was a Jewish child.