A day after her father, R’ Aharon Shmuel Deutsch z”l, and her sister’s husband, R’ Shlomo Birnhack z”l, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident in New City, Tzipora Deutsch a”h has succumbed to her injuries. She was 20 years old.
R’ Shlomo, 22, his father-in-law, R’ Aharon Shmuel, Tzipora and another 7 relatives were traveling to a wedding in New York City with 8 other family members when their 15 passenger Ford van veered off of New Hempstead 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.
R’ Shlomo’s wife gave birth to a baby boy today and is still in need of a refuah.