Child fatally hit by truck in Kiryas Joel

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A 9-year-old boy from Kiryas Joel passed away last night, after succumbing to injuries sustained when he fell into the path of an oncoming truck while riding his scooter.

According to police, Joel Fried was riding along Forest Road earlier this week when he slipped off of the sidewalk, sending him into the street.

Fried, who was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and had to undergo emergency surgery.

A funeral was held last night. No charges will be filed against the driver.

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