A number of mispallalim heading to the tziyun of the Bal Shem Tov were involved in an accident on erev Yom Kippur. The driver, a resident of Netanya, 26, sustained a head injury and listed in serious condition. A Hatzalah Ukraine ambulance under the command of Rav Hillel Cohen of Kiev responded. Chadrei Chareidim reports Nosson Goldman headed the medical team that evacuated the injured man to an Uman hospital. Apparently, due to that hospital’s lack of trauma capabilities the victim was escorted by a paramedic team which included Azriel Schnitzer to the Kiev Public Hospital. The victim was placed in an ICU with head, back, pelvic and others injures.
After consulting with medical professionals it was decided to move the victim to a hospital in Eretz Yisrael now that his condition is listed as moderate-to-serious. A private aerial ambulance service was contracted and אלעד בן יהודית was flown to Ben-Gurion International Airport and then transported to Tel Hashomer Hospital.
The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for אלעד בן יהודית b’soch shar cholei Yisroel.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)