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East Brunswick, NJ - Tragedy In New Jersey: Orthodox Couple Killed Walking Home From Shul

Published on: September 15, 2012 09:35 PM
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East Brunswick, NJ - Two people were killed and another was seriously injured when they were struck by a car in central New Jersey.

East Brunswick police say the driver of the car was also critically injured in the accident, which occurred just before 1 p.m. Saturday in the area of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane.

Residents say the victims had just left their Sabbath service and were walking from the Young Israel Synagogue when a car crashed into them - killing the couple on the spot.

Several neighbors claim the driver was speeding and trying to cut a right turn before the light turned red when the car jumped the curb - killing the victim’s on the sidewalk and taking down a utility pole.

Fellow members of the synagogue tell Eyewitness News that the victims were walking with their adult son and another couple when tragedy struck.


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 Sep 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Terrible time just before the yom tovim...B'DE.

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 Sep 15, 2012 at 09:54 PM hey_you_never_know Says:

The broche to say is "boruch dayen ho'emes"...
Its scary to see how so close to Rosh Hashona when we all hope for a better year this couple will no longer be on this world and their seat in shull will be empty...
Its painful to think what the family and friends are going through and not knowing what hit them they have to accept it and move on...
We can only hope that this was the last tragedy before Moshiach and let all undertake something for the year to come for the zechus of the couple...please join me in starting this campaign.
Thank you and Shono Tova

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 Sep 15, 2012 at 09:47 PM NY_driver Says:

BDH. No words for such a tragedy

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 Sep 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM Nachum Says:

The driver in this crash, should be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide; this incident should not be swept under the rug as "an unfortunate motor vehicle accident". I have observed two many instances of drivers, who in an effort to save a few seconds, will place the lives of other drivers and pedestrians in danger, by speeding through intersections, as they don't want to wait for a red light. Also, where pedestrians are legally crossing an intersection, I've observed drivers trying to run them over, when making a turn. Also, I've seen drivers make unsafe lane changes and almost collide with a car in an adjacent lane. It was only the other day, that I saw some lunatic driver drive through a red light, and missed another car, by a fraction of an inch. Russian roulette is played out every day of the week, on our streets and highways, not only in the USA, but also in EY. It is a very sad commentary on our times!

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 Sep 15, 2012 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

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Nachum Says:

The driver in this crash, should be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide; this incident should not be swept under the rug as "an unfortunate motor vehicle accident". I have observed two many instances of drivers, who in an effort to save a few seconds, will place the lives of other drivers and pedestrians in danger, by speeding through intersections, as they don't want to wait for a red light. Also, where pedestrians are legally crossing an intersection, I've observed drivers trying to run them over, when making a turn. Also, I've seen drivers make unsafe lane changes and almost collide with a car in an adjacent lane. It was only the other day, that I saw some lunatic driver drive through a red light, and missed another car, by a fraction of an inch. Russian roulette is played out every day of the week, on our streets and highways, not only in the USA, but also in EY. It is a very sad commentary on our times!

Please don't make judgements on who was responsible before you know the facts......Its a tragedy for the family of the niftar but it is a tragedy for the driver too and it is still to early to know whether the might have been some mechanical problem with the car, whether the pedestrians may have not looked where they walked or one of a literally dozens of possible causes.

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 Sep 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM LashonTov Says:

(Artscroll Sefer Yehoshua, Perek 7, pasuk 6, footnote to the story of Achan ben Carmi))
According to Rambam (Hil. Taanis 1:1-3), it is a positive commandment of the Torah for every individual to cry out and search his ways at a time of national calamity, for G-d visits calamities upon Israel to inspire each Jew to repent for his misdeeds. If someone fails to recognize that tragedies occur through an act of G-d rather [than] through happenstance, he is considered cruel,because he will not be motivated to improve his behavior. as a result, G-d will beset Israel with more troubles, until all are motivated to change their ways.

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 Sep 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM Butterfly Says:

Maybe now because of this tragedy there will be a 4 way traffic light so that people can go to shul without worrying.

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 Sep 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM Nachum Says:

To #5- If you would read the article, you would note that the deceased pedestrians were on the sidewalk, where they were killed, when the car mounted the sidewalk. Therefore, kindly don't blame the victims by stating that "they might not have looked where they walked". Statistically speaking, (if one reads police accident reports), very few of these types of accidents are caused by mechanical malfunctions. Most of these accidents are caused by reckless driving, as everyone is always in a hurry!

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