Rockland County, NY – A Monsey family is in mourning after a fatal accident took the life of their 14 month old son.
The Ramapo Police Department said that the accident occurred at approximately 4:58 PM when a taxi driver who picked up a fare at a Johanna Lane home hit a toddler who lived at the house while backing out of the driveway.
atzolah was called to the scene and the child was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern where he later died.
The 41 year old driver of the 2015 Toyota Prius remained at the scene and no charges have been filed at this time. The Ramapo Police Accident Investigation Unit and Detective Division both responded to the scene to conduct an accident reconstruction and investigation.
Today’s fatality comes just weeks after a three month old baby boy was killed in nearby Spring Valley by a driver who was reportedly trying to get back at a car service driver who he believed cut him off, and eight months after a 6 year old Monsey resident was critically injured when he ran out in the street in front of a taxi, as reported by The Journal News (http://lohud.us/2fl52s6