Kirays Joel, NY – Heartbreaking Accident Claims Life Of 7 Year Old KJ Girl


    Kiryas Joel, NY – Tragedy struck this afternoon in Kiryas Joel as a seven year old girl with special needs died after she was struck by a wall mounted wooden cabinet with doors that fell down for unknown reasons.

    The incident took place at approximately 2:30 PM at the Kiryas Joel Public School.

    Kiryas Joel Hatzolah, Kiryas Joel Public Safety and the New York State Police all responded to the scene.

    The girl, who has been identified as Ruchie Friedrich, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern where she was pronounced dead.

    In a statement released by the Kiryas Joel Village Union Free School District, Superintendent of Schools Joel Petlin said, “We are devastated by the tragic accident which took the life of one of our students this afternoon. We are cooperating with the investigation and we are providing grief counseling to students and staff affected by this tragedy.

    Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family and the community at this difficult time.”

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    4 years ago

    A hyper kid shouldn’t be labeled as “special needs” a little sensitivity for a story like that…..

    4 years ago

    Beyond sad! May H console them.

    4 years ago

    the girl was a great adorable regualar girl..why do you have to cause more grief to the family and label her as “special needs”? maybe you should go back to the article from Avi Fischoff with the 3 week challenge and about saying “i heard..”

    4 years ago

    Our prayers for the family …A tragic accident.