Monday, August 7, 2017




Monsey tot killed by taxi backing out of driveway

MONSEY – A 14-month-old boy was struck and killed by a taxicab as it backed out of a driveway after picking up a fare in Monsey Sunday evening.

Ramapo Town Police said at 5 p.m., the cab, driven by a 41-year-old Monsey man, had picked up a fare on Johanna Lane and was backing down the driveway when he struck the child.

Hatzolah Ambulance transported the boy to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the involved vehicle remained at the scene.  Ramapo Police Accident Investigation Unit and Detective Division conducted a reconstruction and investigation.

Police said at this time no tickets or charges were issued to the driver pending further investigation.

The tragedy remains under investigation



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