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Manhattan, NY - Boy, 9, Son Of Prominent Jewish Doctor Dies After He's Struck By NYC Taxi

Published on: January 11, 2014 09:31 PM
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Police question the Taxi driver Friday night Jan. 10, 2014. (PHOTO COURTESY TO VINnews.com- PEARL GABEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)Police question the Taxi driver Friday night Jan. 10, 2014. (PHOTO COURTESY TO VINnews.com- PEARL GABEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

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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 Jan 11, 2014 at 09:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Nebech, what a tragedy to happen to a man committed to saving others. BDE


 Jan 11, 2014 at 09:40 PM ShmutzVesh Says:

Oy Vay! So sad my heart goes out to this poor family!


 Jan 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM Anonymous Says:

BD"H- nebach


 Jan 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM NarishGeret Says:

BDE, Hashem yerachem.


 Jan 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM Conscience Says:

Where are the words ..... Where leeber taate in himmel ?????
So painful at every turn at every turn ! When
And it will end


 Jan 12, 2014 at 04:38 AM abeytt03 Says:

Dr. Stock is a truly special yid. My wife has worked with him personally for years. He is kind to others and has a simchas hachyaim that positively affects all those around him. This is such a tragedy.


 Jan 12, 2014 at 09:33 AM Ohme Says:

Terrible terrible terrible May Gd comfort them among the mourners of Zion!


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