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Published on: December 5, 2011 07:32 AM
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Monsey, NY - A Monroe woman suffered a head injury when she was struck last night by a vehicle as she walked in the area of Route 306 and Calvert Drive.

Ramapo Police said the 62-year-old woman was struck by a minivan driven by a 29-year-old Brooklyn man as she was crossing Route 306. No one in the van was injured.

She was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla by Hatzolah Ambulance.


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 Dec 05, 2011 at 07:42 AM Anonymous Says:

Same road as the little boy on Shabbos. I don't know Monsey at all, but this road doesn't seem very pedestrian friendly, or that there are safe places to cross.

Name for Tehillim?

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:00 AM Vasserman Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Same road as the little boy on Shabbos. I don't know Monsey at all, but this road doesn't seem very pedestrian friendly, or that there are safe places to cross.

Name for Tehillim?

If you know nothing about the road then why the judging comments?

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:11 AM ad Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Same road as the little boy on Shabbos. I don't know Monsey at all, but this road doesn't seem very pedestrian friendly, or that there are safe places to cross.

Name for Tehillim?

if you don't know the road , don't comment.
its over a mile apart.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:14 AM Knockyankel Says:

הדאסא בת רבקה רייזל

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:22 AM Anonymous Says:

But the fact that. Both places have no sidewalks

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:23 AM Anonymous Says:

To #2 & #3

you are so crabby. No coffee today? Is this what you do all day, pick apart comments so you can start arguments over nothing? Well, you two are certainly skilled at it. makes me doubt the coming of Moshiach as long as there are people like you two around.

Enjoy your day! I will!

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Same road but a few miles apart
Refua shleima to both

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:24 AM brooklyn mom Says:

Reply to #2  
Vasserman Says:

If you know nothing about the road then why the judging comments?

And I do know that road and #1 is right--It is NOT a pedestrian friendly road. There have been way too many pedestrian/car accidents. Part of the problem is the hills. The major problem is that no one in the government is willing to say "OK, let's bite the bullet and put sidewalks into this town." I know they are strapped for money, but aren't lives more important??? It is so dangerous to walk there. Monsey is still being treated as rural USA--it isn't. Let those who live in Monsey DEMAND sidewalks. One day chalilah it could be someone we love.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:26 AM HaHaHa Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Same road as the little boy on Shabbos. I don't know Monsey at all, but this road doesn't seem very pedestrian friendly, or that there are safe places to cross.

Name for Tehillim?

I have lived in Monsey for almost 50 years and remember accidents there from when I was a young kid.
People must be more responsible when they cross a state highway like Rt 306 especially those from Brooklyn that don't drive themselves and don't have narrow high speed roads where they live.
Lets hope she will be OK and others will learn from that.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 08:29 AM MonseyMan Says:

it does have side walks but only on one side. my humble opinion: a bus should not discharge people on to a side of a road that has no side walks.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 09:04 AM myohmy Says:

A bus let her off on the road where its dark and no sidewalks on that side there is when u cross over. It says vinishmartem meod nafshoisechem it means don't do stupid things she was not wearing a reflector and should not be crossing over there for sure not at night when so dark! And like a previous poster said the bus should not have left her off!

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 10:01 AM WiseDude Says:

I agree with Shaul in Monsey, and it will only get worse if the chareidi land mongers succeed in destroying the vast tract of land on 202 known as Patrick Farms. When that happens, all of 306 will be a congested corridor of traffic, which will be bumper to bumper at times and extremely dangerous at night. But no one cares; there's money to be made. Let's destroy the peaceful, country character of Monsey completely! That's progress, right? And we all know that Jews must live in congested ghetto like areas in order to be close to family. It's written somewhere in the Shulchan Aruch, or so I was told.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 11:12 AM BoruchN Says:

Almost (Dec 15) one year ago I (And two others) was the victim of an pedestrian accident here in Crown Heigthts, Brooklyn, NY.
The driver had the green and well as the three of us. I glanced to my right but one, at night, cannot see all the oncoming traffic on Troy Avenue (Corner of Schenectady Ave.) The driver made a left turn and hit (Not very hard) the three of us. He never even looked to see who/what was in front of him. The driver was a young male.
I was forced to quit my job because of inability to walk (Now, B"H, I'm completely healed.)
Sometimes pedestrian accidents can happen when cars don't signal. The AAA did a study many years ago and found that most motorists don't signal.
This mean that most drivers are BAD DRIVERS (Although they are not aware of it or won't admit it.)
This creates a confusion in the mind of the pedestrian. I'm sure there is much material written on this.
A Jewish friend of mine's wife got a ticket, here in Crown Heights, for failure to signal. I'm happy she was ticketed; this ticketing should increase. The law enforcement is very weak.)
(I'm driving since 16 - now 68- and I always signal. Think of the pedestrian!)

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 11:24 AM myohmy Says:

Shaul in monsey I saw your last comment and you know what leave monsey with the stinking attitude you have your not an asset!!! Ur into the ghettos those that live there don't consider them ghettos and they consider it affordable housing not everyone can pay $24,000 a year in taxes or even $12,000 a year which that's what the private houses cost. And these accidents have nothing to do with the amount of people just some carelessness.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 01:34 PM Money More Important Than Monsey?? Says:

Two major accidemts in Toronto in the past two weeks are eerily similar. One was a man leaving shul on Friday night, also on a darkened road, not enough lighting, tried to cross and was killed. Two days ago a woman got out of a taxi on a road/highway similar to Route 306. She was struck and killed. She was young and recently engaged. There is an outcry as to why the driver let her out on a road without sidewalks. But Shaul, #12, you are correct. Unless Monsey residents SPEAK UP and demand change (sidewalks, more trafic lights, more lighting), there might, regretfully, be more serious injuries and deaths. Very likely, very probable, very sad.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 01:57 PM Shaul in Monsey Says:

Reply to #16  
myohmy Says:

Shaul in monsey I saw your last comment and you know what leave monsey with the stinking attitude you have your not an asset!!! Ur into the ghettos those that live there don't consider them ghettos and they consider it affordable housing not everyone can pay $24,000 a year in taxes or even $12,000 a year which that's what the private houses cost. And these accidents have nothing to do with the amount of people just some carelessness.

If you think this accident didn't happen because of overcrowding, you are a moron.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 02:11 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

A couple of eitzes:
1. Always use the sidewalk where it is available, even if you have to cross the street to get to it.
2. Where there is no sidewalk, walk on the left FACING TRAFFIC. Even if the driver doesn't see you, if you see him (or her) comming, you can take evasive action.
3. People dressed in black are invisible at night unless they wear a reflector (or smile).
4. Don't let young children walk alone without holding a grownup's hand.

Route 306 has always been dangerous to walk on. As the population increases, pedestrian vs car accidents become more likely, particularly when the pedestrians only rely on shomer pessayim HaSehm.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 02:25 PM myohmy Says:

Shaul in monsey I saw your last comment and you know what leave monsey with the stinking attitude you have your not an asset!!! Ur into the ghettos those that live there don't consider them ghettos and they consider it affordable housing not everyone can pay $24,000 a year in taxes or even $12,000 a year which that's what the private houses cost. And these accidents have nothing to do with the amount of people just some carelessness.

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 Dec 05, 2011 at 07:36 PM OyGevald Says:

Part of the problem with lack of sidewalks, is that to make the sidewalk, the property must be given over to the town. The individuals don't necessarily all agree to give up their land. They have widened the streets and taken land away from peoples yards and now to make sidewalks, many of those houses will be right on the street. When they make the sidewalk, they have to first move the telephone poles & street lights off the edge of the road so the town usually takes 8 or 10 feet off your property. Yes, that will change the "country feel" of Monsey - as Spring Valley just went under a major transformation along Maple Ave and is totally unrecognizeable from 10 years ago. But that's the way it works. That changed when Kaser Village changed the zoning to allow all of Monsey to build like they did in Wiznitz with 2-family houses becoming 8-family units and changed the "country look" right then & there. The outskirts that was once "not Heimish" has now all been taken over by the Heimishe fin alle Krayzen.

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