Members of a Cleveland, Ohio, family involved in a serious vehicular accident have reached out to Matzav.com, asking readers to daven for a refuah shleimah for four siblings of the Gruen family, Leah Hadassa bas Michal Chana, Chava bas Michal Chana, Yocheved Rivkah bas Michal Chana, and Gedaliah Dovid ben Michal Chana.
Leah Hadassa is said to be in critical condition and will need more surgeries, because her liver, pancreas and diaphragm have sustained damage. She is extremely weak, but responsive.
Chava is in very critical condition. She has suffered severe brain damage and is sedated.
Yocheved has a laceration in her liver, but is up and responsive.
Dovid has a broken leg and jaw.
The accident occurred while the family was in route from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York.
The two-vehicle crash occurred early Friday morning on Interstate 80 West, at mile marker 66.6, in Clarion Township, PA. According to police, the accident occurred around 2:29 a.m.
Explore Clarion reports that a 2012 Freightliner Acadia tractor-trailer, driven by 25-year-old Bizimungu Francois, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was disabled from a previous crash, facing south. The truck was turned over on its passenger’s side, and the trailer was blocking both westbound lanes of I-80 in front of mile marker 66.6. The Gruen vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, was traveling westbound in the right lane when it came upon the tractor-trailer in the westbound lanes. The van hit the trailer, penetrating halfway into the unit, causing multiple air bags to deploy, as well as severe damage to the front of the vehicle. The van came to a final rest facing westbound, still lodged inside the trailer.
All are asked to daven for:
Leah Hadassa bas Michal Chana, age 11
Chava bas Michal Chana, age 7
Yocheved Rivka bas Michal Chana, age 5
Gedaliah Dovid ben Michal Chana, age 4