Series of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Israel Leave 1 dead and 5 Injured


Sunday Evening saw one person killed and six others injured in four separate accidents that occurred in quick succession around the country.

A three-year-old girl, pedestrian, was seriously wounded in a motor vehicle accident that took place on Hashomer Street in Tevaria. She was treated at the scene by volunteer EMS personnel from United Hatzalah (UH) and a Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance crew. The EMS teams attempted to resuscitate her and transported her to Poriah hospital. Medical teams from Poriyah continued the resuscitation efforts, however, a spokesperson announced sometime later that the young girl succumbed to her injuries. Members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit attended to eye-witnesses who suffered from emotional and psychological shock after witnessing the incident.

Just before the accident in Tevaria occurred, a female pedestrian in her fifties was hit by a  car on Oded street in Ramat Gan. The woman was in serious condition and was treated at the scene by volunteers from UH and Ambulance crews from MDA before she was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital.

Shortly thereafter, two motorcyclists and another person were injured when a bus hit two motorcycles on Highway 1 by the La Guardia junction in Ramat Gan. UH and MDA teams treated 1 person who was in serious condition, and two others who were lightly injured before they were transported to Tel Hashomer Hospital.

Following those incidents, another motor vehicle accident took place in the Negev on Highway 25. A young man was hit by a car near the Segev Shalom intersection. UH and MDA teams treated the young teenager before transporting him to Soroka hospital in moderate condition. He had suffered a chest wound.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)