Tragedy struck the Far Rockaway / Lawrence Community on Thursday, as word spread of a young Jewish man who was R”L stuck and killed by a vehicle.

Rockaway-Lawrence Hatzolah were called to Central Avenue and the 878 at around 2:30PM, after receiving multiple calls reporting a pedestrian struck. They found the victim in traumatic arrest. Hatzolah Paramedics worked on him, and he was rushed to St John’s Hospital Hospital. Doctors did everything they could to save his life, but he was unfortunately Niftar a short while later.

He has been identified as R’ Naftali Rhodes Z”L, a resident of Far Rockaway, NY, and a father of 2 children. He is a son of Rav Dovid Rhodes, the ROsh Yeshiva of Torah Metzion in Great Neck, Long Island. Read more at YWN