Monsey, NY – It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a 9-year-old Monsey boy who had been hospitalized after he was struck by a van on Maple Avenue yesterday.
The boy, who lives on Decatur Ave., suffered serious head trauma and was taken to Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla by Hatzolah.
The boy was standing on the corner of Decatur Avenue when he apparently saw his school bus approaching east along Maple Avenue around 8:38 a.m.
The boy then ran into the street and was struck by a 1998 GMC van travelling west on Maple Avenue.
The school bus driver later told police that he was making a scheduled pick-up at the intersection when the accident occurred .
According to the school bus driver, the bus lights were flashing at the time, but the vehicle had not come to a complete stop, police said.
The driver of the van, a 63-year-old resident of Shikun Skver, was not injured.
Umacha Hashem dimah meial kol ponim.