Friday, August 10, 2018

4-year-old Shmuel Gelis Killed by Ice Cream Truck in Monticello

Shmuel Gelis

Tragedy struck in the Catskills on Thursday evening, with the horrific news that a young child was  struck and killed by an ice cream truck in Monticello.
4-year-old Shmuel Gelis, of Toms River NJ, died at Catskill Regional Medical Center, around an hour after he was struck while riding his bike in a bungalow colony.
Catskills Hatzolah was on the scene at Birchwood Estates in Monticello, located on “Rod and Gun Club Road” just after 7:30PM, and found the child in traumatic arrest.
The Monticello Fire Department and MobileMedics responded as well, and a chopper was initially placed on standby in case it was needed. Due to his critical condition, Hatzolah Paramedics rushed him to the local hospital where doctors tried everything to save his life.
Unfortunately, he was Niftar shortly after.
An investigation is underway by the Sullivan County Sheriff Department.
Shmuel’s parents are R’ Moshe and Batsheva. Prior to moving to Toms River, they resided in Coventry Square in Lakewood.
The Levaya will take place at 10:30AM Friday morning, at the 7th Street Chapel in Lakewood. Kevurah will be in Lakewood.

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