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Little Neck Woman Killed in Accident on Long Island

82-year-old woman was fatally injured by her own car on Tuesday evening.

A Little Neck woman was killed by her own vehicle when it rolled onto her on Tuesday evening in Great Neck, Nassau County police said.

Pepe Chouake had just parked in a spot in front of 90 Horace Harding Boulevard in Great Neck and was stepping out of the car when it began rolling backwards, police said.

Chouake, 82, was knocked to the ground and run over by the car, which came to a stop on top of her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene just after 7 p.m., police said. Chouake was from Little Neck.

Shoshannah Piano August 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
This is my precious and wonderful Mother. Mom was loved by so many people as she was an incredibly caring, loving, elegant, capable, good hearted woman. She survived the holocaust and went on to rebuild her life in America with my Dad. Mom always had a way of seeing the good in others and uplifting people's spirits. Knowing my Mom, she tried to put the car back in park as it was rolling so the car would not hurt anyone else rather than get herself out of the way and save her own life. Mom took loving care of my Dad who contracted alzheimers and parkinson's for almost 15 years. She was an exemplary mom, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, landlord, loyal friend...whatever relationship it was, she knew how to make people comfortable, loved, accepted. Mom, you will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you. I love you dearly.
Shoshannah Piano August 22, 2012 at 01:16 PM
It says in the Talmud in Moed Katan 28a that says "A person who dies a "sudden death" over the age of eighty (80) is called the "Kiss of Heaven" - (and this comes only to very holy souls)
nechama tzipporah kessler August 22, 2012 at 04:35 PM
she was a beautiful person inside and out and i will deeply miss her. i used to call her my other mother!!! she was a very special neshama and will be sovery missed by all of us!! love you. nt

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