Update on US Citizens Injured in Accident in the Ukraine


The head of Hatzoloh Ukraine, Rav Hillel Cohen, contacted Magen David Adom situation room officials to discuss the condition of the Americans injured in a serious vehicular accident. Involved in the consultation was MDA Chief Eli Bin. the decision was made to send a team to the Ukraine towards doing everything possible to assist the injured and their families.

Hatzoloh Ukraine reported on Sunday, 17 Sivan that it received a call for a vehicular accident involving Jews about 30km from Kiev. One victim sustained serious injuries and two others moderate and light. They were transported to a Kiev Hospital.

Hatzoloh Ukraine officials sent volunteers to the hospital to monitor the situation of the victims, who apparently rented a vehicle to visit kivrei tzaddikim in Mezibuz and Berdichev, visitors from the United States.

Rav Cohen confirmed the victims are from the USA and the seriously injured victim was unconscious at the time of transport to the hospital. His name for tefilos is Yosef Chaim ben Atil bsoch kol cholei am yisrael. US Consular officials have been updated regarding the victims as well.

Magen David Adom recently began working with Hatzoloh Ukraine, during which a group of first responders were trained and certified in Uman.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)