A 5-year-old girl was run over twice by a vehicle parking on Yirmiyahu Street in Bnei Brak on Tuesday 1 Rosh Chodesh Elul. The horrified mother who saw what was taking place shouted at the driver, but the latter did not hear her. She was transported to the hospital while CPR was performed. She was pronounced dead in the hospital a short time after arriving.
At 12:59 the call came in to Hatzalah that a vehicle struck a child on Yirmiyahu Street. Witnesses explain a jeep struck the girl while trying to park. Ichud Hatzalah EMT Shmulik Berkowitz reports he was at the scene within a minute of receiving the call. CPR was initiated immediately.
EMTs and paramedics on the scene report she sustained severe head injuries. She was transported by a MDA paramedic ambulance as CPR and advanced life support measures continued. She was pronounced dead by doctors in Tel Hashomer Hospital.
Hatzalah Gush Dan director Ushi Slomowitz told Kikar Shabbos “it appears the jeep was parking and simply did not see the child. The mother shouted but the vehicle’s windows were shut and the driver did not hear the shouts”.
UPDATE: The levaya of 5-year-old Sara Chachimi took place earlier this evening in Bnei Brak, at 18:00. The kvura was in the Yarkon Beis Hachaim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Yaakov Weingarten, News 24)