Just hours after her husband and father were killed in a car accident in New City, NY, Mrs. Birnhack , wife of R’ Shlomo Birnhack z”l, gave birth to a baby boy.
R’ Shlomo, 22, and his father-in-law, R’ Aharon Shmuel Deutsch z”l, 48, were traveling to a wedding in New York City with 8 other family members when their 15 passenger Ford van veered off of New Heampstead Road crashed into a tree on Route 45, right outside of Shikun Skver, trapping all of the vehicle’s occupants – including the hired driver – who were extricated by Hatzolah and other emergency personnel as part of a lengthy and arduous operation that required taking the vehicle apart piece by piece.
The passengers, including a number of children who suffered broken bones and other inuries, were taken to local hospitals – including Nyack Hospital, Good Samaritan and Westchester Medical Center – having suffered severe trauma.
It is not clear why the van veered off the road or what caused the accident.
A fund has been set up to assist the families: Please click HERE to donate.