Frum Boy Killed By Truck in Williamsburg


candle-small6A five-year-old boy was fatally struck by a meat delivery truck today in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The child was riding a Big Wheels on the sidewalk at 5:48 p.m. when he zipped out onto Heyward Street and was mowed down by a box truck pulling out of the driveway at nearby Arnold’s Meats, authorities and witnesses said.

The driver apparently didn’t see the child, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no criminality and the investigation is ongoing, cops said.

The child was hit at at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Heyward Street in Williamsburg.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{ Newscenter/NY Post}


  1. When a tragedy of this magnitude hits klal yisroel there’s always three things that must be addressed. The first to be ‘mishtatef ‘in the pain of another yid – one cannot imagine what this family is going through. And second to strengthen our ‘emunah’ in H-shem and realize that after all is said, it only happened because that was the rotzoin of Hashem and that everything Hashem does is for the good. And thirdly one has to be very careful not to speak negative or badly about Hashem that how could he to this or even to say every day another tragedy or what’s next, as if to imply that all is bad and all is wrong c”v. WHEN A PERSON IS A TRUE PERSON OF FAITH & TRUST IN HASHEM. HE GETS TO BE THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. This is a nisayon for the parents in bitachon & emunah in hashem (just like aharon hakohen when his children died he was quiet & had faith in Hashem…). If its not possible for a person to pass a test from Hashem he is not given the test. Its a time like this that one has to remind oneself of all the ‘hatovah’ and all the chesed that H-shem does for all of us ALL the time.
    Every person has a job to fulfill in this world. now the child has done his job & is ready to go to the olam ha’emes (true world)& you two special people (parents) were the chosen agents of Hashem to take care of this child. May hashem reward you for this.& may his neshama have an aliyah & your lives be filled with only Simcha.

  2. While the above message was mostly for the parents
    people being Niftar at young ages or in strange ways R”L are all wake up calls to klal yisroel that we only care about ourselves, but when it comes to helping/caring for another yid then i cannot help you.
    with that being the case, each time tragedy strikes Hashem has the same question-for each person separately-now you have woken up, now you are crying at this baby’s levaya R”L but when we hear of someone else in tragic cases… we dont care. hashem then wants to know if we will wake up now to help others or do we need another tragic WAKE-UP call from hashem C”V-right here in this town-to care for one another?

  3. Where are you taking this from that when a child dies young or in a tragic way it is because we don’t care? Listen to Reb Amnon Yitzchok about children dying young or other tragedies…he has a whole other perspective on that.
    We don’t know exactly why and what, so to say that we are hurt by these happenings because we are uncaring…is totally out of place. Yes, we have a lot of areas that need improvement and that’s what we were put on this earth for, but we are also a “VERY VERY CARING” PEOPLE….LIKE NO OTHER….!!!!

  4. Maybe you have an ax to grind about people not being caring….but that’s the last thing I would assume Hashem is taking his wrath out on us for! We fight, we may be jealous of one another and a whole host of things…..but certainly….’not caring’ is not high on the list!