A 16-year-old Novaminsker Yeshiva Bochur was R”L killed after he was struck by a truck while riding his bike in Boro Park on Wednesday afternoon. He was identified as Yisroel Schwartz (ben Shimshon Dov Hakohen) Z”L of Parkville Avenue.
The horrific incident occurred on 17 Ave and 53 Street just before 6:00PM.
The NYPD tells YWN that the victim was heading north bound on 17 Avenue on his bicycle when he swerved to avoid a parked car that was opening it’s door. The bicyclist struck the door, which caused him to fall to the ground where he was struck by a white 2013 Econoline E350 truck that was also heading north on 17 Avenue.
Boro Park Hatzolah rushed the boy to Maimonides Hospital in traumatic arrest with CPR being performed.
He was rushed into surgery but tragically succumbed to his wounds.
[Hundreds Attend Levaya of Habochur Yisroel Schwartz Z”L, Struck & Killed In Boro Park [VIDEO & PHOTOS]
The operator of both vehicles remained on scene.
There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.
The Levaya will take place at Novaminsk Yeshiva at 1:30PM on Thursday. 17th Ave and 60th Street in Boro Park. Telephone hook up # 212-500-7100
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Rachmonei litzlan! BDE!
Burech dyan emes:
What a terrible tragedy :
My condolences for his family, Chaveirim, Rosh Yeshiva and mashgicim of Novominsk:
Baruch dayan haEmes
Is there any sensitivity to the family?
You have to show all these pictures?
Are we crying?
Are we listening?
Are we getting the message?
azoiy? just curious WHATS THE MESSAGE?
Nebach! So sad…
Such special people!
Hamakom Yenachem Eschem!
We are getting messages from the RBS”O
Are we hearing, listening, getting better?
We have been r”l getting very strong messages (750 rockets, Ger yungerman killed, now this, tremendous growth in antisemitism….).
Do we need more c”v?
That’s not even to mention the Sasson fire at a house with no smoke detectors & no father home in March; & an NYFD Fire commissioner who rules out foul play at a press conference totally; even b4 the father had been located or interviewed.