The Israeli man killed in a hit-and-run accident on the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne Thursday will be sent back to Israel for burial within a few days, Israel’s consul general to New England said.
Amnon Bogomolsky’s former wife landed in Boston and identified his remains Saturday morning, Consul General Shai Bazak said.
Consulate staff then drove her to see her 12-year-old son, recovering at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence from a brain hemorrhage and a broken bone in his hand that he suffered in the crash, Bazak said.
Bogomolsky and his son were with two other boys and their mothers on a trip celebrating the boys’ bar mitzvahs—13th birthdays, which in Judaism mark the transition into manhood.
They were driving from Cape Cod to New York Thursday night when a dark-colored pickup truck merging onto Route 6 east collided with a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup, sending it across the median. The Sierra hit the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan that Bogomolsky was driving.
The driver of the dark-colored pickup left the scene. The Sierra’s drover, a 43-year-0ld man from Sandwich, was taken to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries.
One of the women in the minivan suffered broken ribs, Bazak said. The rest had minor injuries, and are being cared for by members of the Jewish community in Rhode Island.
“I can tell you that so many members of our Rhode Island community have already and will continue to offer hospital visitations, support, food and housing to the families,” Jeffrey K. Savit, president and chief executive of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, said in an email.
Bogomolsky, 44, is from Moledet, a village in northern Israel, Bazak said.
In 2009, Moledet had a population of 850, about 350 of them children, according to the community’s website.
Police are looking for the driver of the dark-colored pickup truck, which may be damaged on its left front end or left side.
No arrests had been made as of Saturday evening, said Barnstable County District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, whose office is investigating the case.
Anyone with information about the pickup truck or its driver can call State Police barracks in Bourne at 508-759-4488.