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9 men Hurt when Minivan Crashes on NY’s Rte. 17

Nine men were injured in a crash on Route 17 early Thursday morning while returning from a Talmud celebration at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., attended by close to 100,000 Orthodox Jews.

State police Investigator John Vendy said around 4 a.m., the driver of a minivan going west near Exit 114 became drowsy and veered into a tractor-trailer parked on the side of the road.

Eight people inside the minivan were taken to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris for treatment of minor injuries.

A ninth man was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center for what appeared to be a broken femur, arm and neck injuries.

Vendy said the injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening. No tickets were issued and the names of the injured were not released.

The MetLife Stadium event, known as the Siyum HaShas, was billed as one of the largest celebration of Jewish learning in history.

5TJT has gotten updates from people in the know and there are still 2 boys that need big rachamim. Yechiel ben Esther Sima, and  Shmuel Simcha ben Tziporah Miriam are still in serious condition with a spinal fracture and a femur fracture.

Refuah Shleimah.

Source: Record Online and 5TJT Staff

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One Response to 9 men Hurt when Minivan Crashes on NY’s Rte. 17

  1. The Power of Torah

    August 3, 2012 at 10:49 am

    In the zechus of the Siyum, may they have a full recovery, amen