Tragic Accident Claims Life of Lakewood Mother; Child Saved


The community of Lakewood was shaken and deeply saddened by the news of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of Mrs. Leah Eisdorfer, a”h, 28. One of her young children was also in the car at the time of the accident and b’chasdei Hashem, escaped with very minor injuries.

“It’s a very sad and shocking incident for the whole community for a young woman to pass away leaving a young family behind,” Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein told Hamodia. “I told one of the Roshei Yeshivah what happened and he was shaking from it. They are very well known and respected members of the Kehillah.”

Mrs. Eisdorfer, nee Bergman, was originally from Boro Park. She and her husband, ybl”c, Reb Dovid, had resided in Lakewood for some time, but in recent weeks had moved to the neighboring community of Toms River. The family has three young children.

The incident occurred Wednesday morning at around 11 a.m. in Toms River on New Hampshire Avenue. The van was found at the bottom of an embankment after having apparently hit several trees.

Local EMS and Hatzolah responded quickly to the scene, but found that Mrs. Eisdorfer apparently had been niftar immediately at the time of trauma.

Mr. Lichtenstein, at the scene of the accident, said that, given the heavy damage the vehicle incurred, the fact that the child inside sustained only light injuries is a “nes.”

“Hashem is the one who decides between life and death, R”l, but there is no question that the fact that this baby was in a seatbelt and properly restrained is the hishtadlus that saved its life, al pi derech hatevah,” he said.

The levayah was held Wednesday evening, 9:30pm at the 7th Street Chapel.

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