Boro Park: Boy Critical After Accident, Helmet Saved His Life


An eleven-year-old boy who was hit by a car early this morning as he was riding his bike to school at Dahill and Cortelyou Roads in Boro Park, Brooklyn, remains in critical condition at Maimonides Medical Center. obtained the photo above, which shows the boy’s helmet broken to pieces after the accident.

Helmets are designed to break on impact to absorb the shock and protect a cyclist’s head. In this case, Hatzolah member say that the helmet likely saved the child’s life.

All are asked to continue davening for Moshe Yehudah ben Rochel Miriam.



  1. As of 8:30 this evening he’s still in very critical condition. He underwent surgery today and will be sedated for 48 hours. Only thereafter can there be an evaluation of how serious his injuries are and if there is irreparable brain damage rachmono litzlan. Tehillim and tzedaka לזכות משה יהודה בן רחל מרים.


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