At least 6 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon in a horrific crash on Route 60 in the Shomron, south of Yishuv Ofra in the direction of Givat Assaf in the Binyamin Regional Council.
MDA reports that the accident involved an armor-plated bullet resistant bus and a PA (Palestinian Authority) taxi van.
The fatalities appear to have been occupants of the PA taxi, which was clearly crushed by the weight of the bus.
MDA paramedic Betzalel Ben-Hamu and EMT Shalom Tzubari told the media in statements: When we arrived we saw a shocking scene and a great deal of chaos. We saw a taxi van that had been crushed, a private vehicle involved and a bus. There were dead and wounded around the scene.
The preliminary survey of the area revealed a 17-year-old male who was unconscious with head injuries. There was a male in his 50s on the bus, conscious and alert, with head injuries, in moderate condition. We placed them in a paramedic ambulance for transport to the trauma unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital.
We continued sweeping the area and found six passengers in the van including three children, all unconscious and pulseless in traumatic arrest. They were pronounced dead.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: צ.ב.מ via Med
ia Resource Group)