TRAGEDY IN TOMS RIVER: Young Girl Niftar in Car Accident [LEVAYA INFO]

A nine-year-old girl was tragically Niftar following a car accident in Toms River this morning.

The single-vehicle accident happened shortly after 9:00 AM at North Bay and Whitty Road when the vehicle slid off the road and struck a tree. All occupants were seatbelted, police say.

Toms River EMS and Hatzolah of Central Jersey responded to the scene.

Leah Gross A”H bas R’ Levi Yitzchok and Baila of Lakewood was transported to Community Medical Center where she was pronounced.

Levaya details will be published when confirmed.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

UPDATE: The Levaya is scheduled to take place at 5:30 PM at the Lutzk Shul, 520 New Egypt Road, followed by a Levaya at the Belz Shtiebel, 44 Grove Springs. Kevurah taking place in Lakewood.

[Note: Family was notified prior to the publishing of this story]

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  1. I will bli Neder be more careful with the way I drive l’ilui nishmas this young girl. May her family have a Nechama. Umacha Hashem Dimah Mei Al Kol Ponim.

  2. Toms River is Lakewood when a tragedy like this happens. I live in Monsey and having a nine year old girl myself I cried from this post. I’m not saying the title of the post should be changed, it just made me feel that when a tragedy like this happens, when a young innocent pure nishama is snatched away from us in a moments time like this, we must all feel the pain. Toms river, Lakewood, Klal Yisroel.

  3. I will bli neder not text while the car is driving leiylu nishmasah. Hashem should be menachem the family and may klal yisroel not know of any more tzaros!!!!

  4. This is sad and tragic ending no matter who this happens too. I pray she was wearing a seat belt as I see so many children in vehicles that DO NOT wear a seat belt. Prayers for the family!

  5. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes. I am mekabel to not post things on my WhatsApp status that are not 100% Tznius (such as news clips, jokes etc. which often are less than 100% kosher), so not to be machshil others in seeing things they shouldn’t see.

  6. BD”E. The picture of the school knapsack is beyond painful to look at.

    This is obviously a Gezeira Min Hashamayim. The mother apparently didn’t notice the stop sign at the intersection until the last moment, but could have driven straight between the two trees on the other side. Instead, the van hit the tree on the right head on. Also all occupants were seat belted.

    No words. Only tears.

    May Hashem send the family a Nechama commensurate with the Tsa’ar they’re going through right now.

  7. The pasuk for the name Leah is :L’Hashem hayeshuah al amcha birchasecha selah” May the name of Leah always be alive and may the family see the yeshuah of Hashem and feel his berachah always.

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