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Tragedy struck on Motzei Shabbat in the community of Lawrence, NY, when Dr. Richie (Tzvi Nochum) Friedman was killed.

Dr. Friedman was a prominent community member and the medical director of Hatzalah in New York City, in Monsey in Rockland County, and in the Catskills. Before moving to Lawrence, he was an East Side Hatzolah Member, and was one of the founding members of Hatzalah of the West Side over 30 years ago.

He was walking home from synagogue after Shabbat in Lawrence when he was struck by a vehicle. Rushed to the hospital in traumatic arrest, he died moments after arriving.

Dr. Friedman was 56. His funeral is to take place Sunday at the Bobover Beis Medrash in Boro Park, and will then continue to Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway.

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