Family, neighbors gather at Staten Island Yeshiva to remember 4-year-old boy fatally struck in Brooklyn


Family members and loved ones gathered at Staten Island Yeshiva hours after a 4-year-old boy was fatally struck in Brooklyn.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2021, 1:01 PM

Updated 1,235 days ago

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Family members and loved ones gathered at Staten Island Yeshiva Monday hours after a 4-year-old boy was fatally struck in Brooklyn.
Police say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. Monday when a 76-year-old driver of a dark-colored truck dropped off the 4-year-old and a 6-year-old boy at a school on 67th Street and 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst.
They say Yoshi Balaban was killed when the same truck hit the two boys. The 6-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Neighbors say they never saw the street as being dangerous.
“As far as getting hit, no, as far I know this is the first major problem I’ve seen on this street,” says Jeff Harris. “I was going to the market and saw all these PD cars.”
Police say the driver had originally left the scene, but then returned and is cooperating with the investigation.
No criminality is currently suspected.


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