A fatal car accident took place on Jerusalem’s Derech Hevron Street which left two people dead and seven injured. The incident took place when a minibus allegedly ran a red light, pushing another car in front of it at the intersection of Tzvi Noyman Street.
Two people were killed as a result, with one of them being a 25-year-old woman who was crossing the street when she was hit and run over by the minibus. She was trapped under the minibus for quite some time before firefighters could extricate her. Once she was extricated she was immediately pronounced dead at the scene.
A total of seven vehicles were involved in the accident and in addition to the woman who was run over, another eight people were injured. Magen David Adom personnel and United Hatzalah volunteers and ambulance teams responded to the incident and treated the injured at the scene.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, Rami Doyev, who was one of the first responders at the scene said: “This was a difficult accident that involved seven vehicles and a pedestrian who was trapped underneath a minibus. Firefighters extracted the woman from underneath the minibus but there was nothing we could do at that point to save her life and she was declared dead at the scene due to the severity of injuries that she sustained. Our volunteers and ambulance teams treated one person in moderate condition and another eight people who sustained light injuries. Due to the nature of the incident, the organization’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit has been dispatched to the scene.”
One of the eight injured victims later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, raising the death toll to two.