Tragedy struck the Monsey community Sunday, when 15-month-old Ephraim Szydlow was hit and and killed by a taxi backing out of a driveway, according to Ramapo Police.
The horrific incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. Sunday, when the taxi from the American Latina Taxi Cab company was backing out of the driveway at 3 Johanna Lane, where it had just picked up two passengers. The car, driven by Jorge Garrangui-Castillo, 41, struck Ephraim. Hatzolah rushed him to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was niftar, R”l.
Garrangui-Castillo did not have a driver’s license, and will receive a ticket for unlicensed driving. The accident is being investigated by the Ramapo Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit and Detective Bureau. Police say that Garrangui-Castillo may be given further tickets upon completion of the investigation.