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Tragic Accident Claims the Life of Flatbush Yeshiva Student

WOODRIDGE, NY [CHI] — A tragic one-vehicle accident upstate New York left one Bochur dead, and a seriously injured passenger after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The incident took place on Route 58, Glen Wild Road near Woodridge in Sullivan County, right across from the Skvere Camp Beis Yitzchok.

Yeshiva World News reported that the Niftar is 19-year-old Yeshaya Dovid Eckstein OBM who lived on 8th Street in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.

Hatzalah and Police responded to the scene and declared the driver dead at the scene, and med-evac’d the passenger to a local hospital. Chesed Shel Emes and Misaskim responded to the scene as well for Kavod HaMes.


  • 2. ad mosaai!! wrote:

    we need moshiach right now!!! so many young men and women have passed away in the past few years. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! this is the last straw, we need moshiach now!!!

  • 3. Drive safe wrote:

    PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY!!!! Hashem yerachem, so many of these terrible tragedies can be prevented!

  • 5. Chevra Kadisha Member in Crown Heights wrote:

    Please…be careful in everything. Drivers: don’t use a cell phone while driving. Parents: watch your kids, especially in the pool area. The summer, supposedly a happy, relaxed time, seems to be so much worse for accidents. It’s bad enough when someone passes away peacefully after 120 years, but these accidents?!

    I beg of you…put us out of business! May G-d keep everyone safe.

  • 6. Please be careful wrote:

    Hashem should give nechama to the family. With the nine days coming…PEOPLE BE CAREFUL TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION!!!

  • 7. Mendy Hecht wrote:

    This bochur’s mother is my wife’s first cousin. The Ecksteins are a very eidel family; the father, Itzy, works at IDT where several Lubavitchers know him and they’ll all tell you the same thing: he’s a mentch and mamish a nice guy. It’s such a tragedy that he loses his son in such a horrible way.

  • 8. reminder wrote:

    reminder: we are now in the 3 weeks and approching the 9 days, everyone should take those few extra minutes to make sure that they and their families are safe!

  • 9. BS D wrote:

    Buruch dayan haemes
    I hope this is the last accident until moshiach comes

  • 10. Amazing wrote:

    It happens every year. We all know about it. We see the results and still it happens every year.
    A very expensive lesson for our teen drivers and some adults also to learn.


  • 11. Ad Masai? wrote:

    baruch dayan haemes TILL WHEN!!!!!!!????????????? HOW LONG MORE DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR MOSHIACH!!!!! AD MASAI??????????!


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