8:15PM EST: (EARLIER REPORTS BELOW) YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of Yehuda Perr Z”L, who was Niftar from an apparent heart attack. Hatzolah had received reports of a man struck by a tractor trailer at the Gefen warehouse on 2nd Avenue in Brooklyn, and upon their arrival found him not breathing.
He was transported to Lutheran Trauma Center, where he was R”L pronounced dead. The NYPD Accident Investigation Team conducted an investigation, and it was determined that he was not struck by the vehicle, but rather died of a heart attack, and fell off the loading dock behind the truck.
R’ Yehuda was 45-years-old, and was a resident of Flatbush.
The Levaya for Yehuda Leib ben Eliezer (Perr), will be today, Thursday, at Shomrei Hachomos 4218 Fort Hamilton Avenue at 1:00PM. The Kvura will be at Beth David cemetary in Elmont, NY.
5:30PM EST: Hatzolah is on the scene of a pedestrian struck in front of the Kedem warehouse, at 29th Street and 2nd Avenue, in Brooklyn. The victim is reportedly in critical condition, and was struck by a tractor-trailer.
He has been transported to Lutheran Trauma Center by Hatzolah Paramedics in Traumatic Arrest.
The NYPD’s Accident Investigation Unit has been requested to the scene.
UPDATE 6:00PM EST: The victim has R”L been pronounced dead at the hospital.
Misaskim is on the scene of the incident.
UPDATE 7:24PM EST: Although Hatzolah was dispatched to reports of a person struck by a tractor trailer, and the victim was treated as a pedestrian struck, it is possible that he may have had a heart attack, or a stroke. The NYPD is on the scene conducting an investigation.
Further details will be published shortly.
(Dov Gordon – YWN)