Police said Rabbi David Grossman, 72, of Los Angeles, got a flat tire on the West Shore Expressway just before 4 a.m. and pulled over to the side. But his car was partially blocking the right lane.
The driver of another car struck the rear end of Grossman’s car, causing it to cross two lanes of traffic and stop in the center median.
Grossman was unconscious and unresponsive with head trauma at the scene. Paramedics took him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the car that struck Grossman’s car suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Grossman was in the area for a bar mitzvah.
His funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday in Lakewood, New Jersey, with a live video link to his congregation in Los Angeles. (WABC)
NY: BD”E HaGaon HaRav David Grossman z”l known throughout the world for his great Daf Yomi Shiurim passed away this morning following motor vehicle accident in Staten Island, levaya tonight at 8pm in Lakewood pic.twitter.com/ProymdMr9b
— Yiddish News (@YiddishNews) February 5, 2018