Monday, January 5, 2015


                          from New York City Alerts

UPDATE: The Yeshiva World identified the decedent as Reb Yaakov Tzvi Hoffman of Borough Park. Hamodia reports that his funeral and burial took place today; he is survived by his wife and nine children.

According to CBS, police said he "had been driving a 1997 GMC south on Ocean Parkway, when he struck a 2004 Ford from behind."

Original post:

A driver is dead after this morning's four-car, chain-reaction collision on the southbound side of Ocean Parkway at Ditmas Avenue.

The crash occurred at around 9:30. EMS transported the so-far unidentified 66-year-old driver to Maimonides Medical Center,where he died of cardiac arrest. One other driver is in the hospital with minor injuries.

The NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad will investigate.

News 12 Brooklyn has a video report on the collision.

Source: Mike Wright