A horrific accident in Monsey yesterday led to the death of a Efraim Shimon Szydlow z”l after a cab driver struck the 1-year-old child while driving on Johanna Lane.
Today, the Town of Ramapo’s Police Department released a statement which disclosed details on how the event unfolded.
According to the report, “A taxi cab being operated by a male (age 41) … had just picked up a fare on Johanna Lane.” While backing out of the customer’s driveway the car “struck the child who was sitting on the roadway.”
There were two other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the collision.
At this time of the investigation, drugs or alcohol have been ruled out as factors in the collision. It has been, however, determined that the driver in question was operating the cab service without a proper license. The driver will be receiving a ticket for the infraction.
The investigation is still underway and “additional tickets may be forthcoming.”