Tragedy in New Square: 8-year-old fatally struck by school bus

The Town of Ramapo police is investigating the death, and the school bus driver is cooperating with investigators

Hatzoloh of New Square. Credit: Shtetl

Jan 30, 2024 9:45 AM


Mordechai Pinchas Spitzer, an 8-year-old Hasidic boy in New Square, was struck by a school bus and killed on Monday, according to Hudson Valley News 12 and the Haredi news outlets Rockland Daily and Kol Mevaser.

The fifth-grader was walking home from his New Square school at the intersection of Clinton Lane and Stern Street when he stepped in front of the bus and was killed in front of classmates, sources told the three news outlets. Hatzoloh of New Square arrived at the scene, but the boy was declared dead around 6pm.

"The driver was still on scene and is cooperating with the police at this time,” Town of Ramapo Police Department Lt. Blaine Howell told News 12. “It's currently under investigation by the Accident Reconstruction Team."