Accident On Shabbos Leaves Monsey Boy, 9, With Broken Leg


hatzolahWesley Hills, NY – A 9-year-old Wesley Hills boy suffered a broken leg and a head injury when he was struck by a car while trying to cross Route 306 this afternoon.

Ramapo police said the boy, with his brother, was attempting to cross the road in front of 419 Route 306 to join his father when he was struck by a 2008 Honda Accord driven by an Orange County woman, Wendy Nodop, 43.

The boy’s brother was not injured.

The accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m., police said, when there were a large number of pedestrians on the road due to Shabbos. There are no sidewalks on that section of Route 306.

Because of the heavy pedestrian traffic, cars were moving slowly along the road, witnesses told police.

The boy was treated by Hatzolah Ambulance medics at the scene and was transported to Westchester Medical Center.

Police said the boy was alert and responsive at the scene, and that his injuries were not life-threatening.

No charges have been filed as police continue to investigate the incident.

{The Journal News/ Newscenter}