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Student Killed In Deadly DUI Accident In Midwood

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Moshe Berkowitz (Photo: flatbushscoop.com)

A 25-year-old yeshiva student died after his car was swiped by an apparent drunk driver yesterday.

Moshe Berkowitz was heading north on Ocean Avenue near Avenue N when a southbound Volkswagen Passat hit him just after 11:30 p.m.

Police believe the 23-year-old driver of the other vehicle was drunk and charges are pending. He and his female passenger were taken to Kings County Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Berkowitz, a student at Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok in Flatbush, was pronounced dead at Maimonides Medical Center.

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  1. This is like the worst thing that can happen. My heart goes out to his family. This is what I think of every time I step inside a car. When will people ever learn. Just shows you how precious life is.

  2. Terrible, terrible thing my condolances go out to his family. I think the laws should be much more stronger. Lives are taken every day becuse of DWI.

  3. After looking at the pictures of the cars, I’m starting to think that drag racing played a bigger part in this accident than drinking.

  4. I think you should do a follow up on this article because according to the Daily News, it was found that the driver was not drunk. Not to excuse what happened but I think it’s important to follow up.

  5. I think you should do a follow up on this article because according to the Daily News, it was found that the driver was not drunk. Not to excuse what happened but I think it’s important to follow up.

  6. […] In 2010, Anel Kolenovic, wasted on Four Loko, was speeding down Ocean Avenue when he smashed into the car of 23-year-old teacher from Midwood named Moshe Berkowitz. Berkowitz died from his injuries. Now, three years later, Kolenovic, sentenced to serve between four and 12 years for his crimes, pleaded for forgiveness from Berkowitz’s family, according to a report in the New York Post. […]

  7. […] In 2010, Anel Kolenovic, wasted on Four Loko, was speeding down Ocean Avenue when he smashed into the car of 23-year-old teacher from Midwood named Moshe Berkowitz. Berkowitz died from his injuries. Now, three years later, Kolenovic, sentenced to serve between four and 12 years for his crimes, pleaded for forgiveness from Berkowitz’s family, according to a report in the New York Post. […]

  8. […] In 2010, Anel Kolenovic, wasted on Four Loko, was speeding down Ocean Avenue when he smashed into the car of 23-year-old teacher from Midwood named Moshe Berkowitz. Berkowitz died from his injuries. Now, three years later, Kolenovic, sentenced to serve between four and 12 years for his crimes, pleaded for forgiveness from Berkowitz’s family, according to a report in the New York Post. […]

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