Manhattan, NY - Boy, 9, Son Of Prominent Jewish Doctor Dies After He's Struck By NYC Taxi
Manhattan, NY - A nine-year-old boy the son of a nationally renowned oncologist has been killed and his father injured after they were struck by a taxi while crossing a New York City street.
The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of a boy and his 51-year-old father being struck on Manhattan’s Upper West Side just after 9 p.m. Friday.
Police say the boy who has been identified as Cooper Stock, the son Dr. Richard Stock, was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center by emergency workers where he was pronounced dead.
Dr. Stock sustained a leg injury.
Police say investigators believe the two were crossing West End Avenue on 97th Street when a turning taxi hit them.
They say the 53-year-old taxi driver remained at the scene and no charges have been filed.
Dr. Stock, a radiation oncologist with a private practice on Fifth Avenue, was attributed with helping former Mayor Rudy Giuliani combat prostate cancer in a 2000 New York Times article. In the piece, he says he sought cancer work in med school to help people the best way he could.
“That was people caught right in the middle of a life crisis, and I felt that’s where I wanted to be, where you could make a big difference,” he told the Times.
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