Brooklyn, NY - Chasidic Man Dies After Being Hit By Truck In Williamsburg
Last updated on: December 1, 2016 04:22 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Chasidic man who was struck by a tractor-trailer in Williamsburg has been declared dead by doctors at Beth Israel Hospital.
Police said that the victim was on Kent Street near South 10th Street at 1 PM this afternoon when he was hit by the 18 wheeler.
VIN News has confirmed the victim as 21 year old Moshe Yehuda Wiener of Williamsburg, who married nearly two years ago. Emergency rescue crews rushed Wiener to the hospital where he later died.
According to DNA Info, witnesses said that Wiener was getting out of his car when he was somehow caught under a passing northbound truck.
“I just saw the truck dragging him,” said 25 year old construction worker Aron Gross.
Reynaldo Rivera, another construction worker working at a nearby job site, rushed to the accident scene and said he saw Wiener bleeding from both his mouth and his arm.
Both Gross and Rivera recognized Wiener who they said was delivering supplies to a job site.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene and police are continuing to investigate the accident.
Wiener is the son of Mr. Hershy Wiener a well known figure in the Satmar community.
Funeral is scheduled to take place at Congregation Yetev Lev, 14 Hooper Street in Williamsburg at 8 PM tonight.
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