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Bodrogkeresztúr, Hungary - Accident Seriously Injures Two Orthodox Students Traveling To Gravesite Of Noted Hasidic Rabbi

Published on: May 11, 2016 03:06 PM
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Bodrogkeresztúr, Hungary - Two Orthodox Jewish young men from London on their way to daven at the burial place of Reb Yeshayala Kerestir were very seriously injured this afternoon in a car crash on a Hungarian road.

According to a member of Shomrim in the United Kingdom who asked to remain anonymous, the accident took place at approximately 4 PM.  The two young men, estimated to be approximately 20 years old and believed to be from Stamford Hill, had flown from London to Hungary to make the pilgrimage to Reb Yeshayale’s gravesite and had landed in Hungary just a few hours earlier.

Witnesses on the road leading to the city known today by the name of Bodrogkeresztúr said that the black Volkswagen driven by the two inexplicably slammed into a large truck without warning.

The accident took place in a remote area surrounded by fields, approximately eight minutes from Reb Yeshayale’s final resting place.  The Shomrim member estimated it took approximately 15 minutes for local emergency services to arrive on scene, with Hatzolah members from various locations including Stamford Hill and Kiryas Joel also responding to the accident.

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Both of the two young men were reportedly unconscious immediately after the accident, but were somewhat responsive by the time emergency medical personnel arrived on scene.  The Volkswagen sustained major damage to both the front and back ends.

“That vehicle is finished,” the Shomrim member told VIN News. “Anyone looking at it would think the people in the car are dead. They are lucky to be alive.”

The two young men were airlifted to a nearby hospital in Mishkolc approximately 30 miles away and doctors hope to be able to transfer them to a more sophisticated facility once they are stable.

The Shomrim member estimated that the number of people traveling to Reb Yeshayale’s gravesite on his yahrtzeit has steadily increased over the past few years with 1,000 people from London making the trip this year.

The public is asked to daven for Binyomin Yosef Meir ben Shoshana Shireen and Yehuda Zev ben Irit.


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 May 11, 2016 at 03:30 PM Erlich Says:

Reb Shayele was known as Baal Mofeis, a man of miracles

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 May 11, 2016 at 04:40 PM chaim Says:

reb shyele zt"l is watching on all who come to his zion. refueh shelymeh

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 May 11, 2016 at 06:26 PM SGMoish Says:

#1 &2 Watching what? them driving wildly and immaturely on a country road in the middle of nowhere to go "daven" ??

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 May 11, 2016 at 08:37 PM StevenWright Says:

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SGMoish Says:

#1 &2 Watching what? them driving wildly and immaturely on a country road in the middle of nowhere to go "daven" ??

Do you know something we don't?

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 May 11, 2016 at 09:34 PM BLONDI Says:

Brits drive on the wrong side of the road. Why did they rent a German car?

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:52 PM Anonymous Says:

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SGMoish Says:

#1 &2 Watching what? them driving wildly and immaturely on a country road in the middle of nowhere to go "daven" ??

How dare u! I am the sister of yehuda who is in a hospital fighting for his life together with his friend. They are the most sensible boys and not teenagers who were looking For a thrill. Think before u write. No one knows what happened yet you shld b ashamed of urself

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 May 12, 2016 at 07:23 PM spursie09 Says:

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SGMoish Says:

#1 &2 Watching what? them driving wildly and immaturely on a country road in the middle of nowhere to go "daven" ??

I personally know benjamin and yehuda they are good friends of mine. They are both working boys from london. I learn daf yomi with benjamin and he told me the night before how excited he was to daven at reb shayales grave. I know the whole story and am in contact with the family and people at the hospital who know whats going on. They were not in fact at fault and even if the were who do you think you are to slander them if you would see what yehudas sister posted on Facebook today, about peoples lack of sensitivity commenting and posting things they have no idea about, whilst her brother is lying bleeding from the brain, you should beg yehuda his family and friends forgiveness for your evil words. Shame on you!!! and your slander. you big coward hiding your name, I wish I knew who you were as I would publicly put your post with your name on Facebook.

P.S you better daven hard this Yom Kippur.

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