Five people were injured on Thursday evening after a bus drove up onto a sidewalk and ran into a lampost on Hayarkon Street in Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph.
Emergency medical service volunteers from United Hatzalah in Beit Shemesh rushed to the scene and treated those injured in the crash. Among the injured was a young woman who was light-to-moderately injured as well as four other people who sustained light injuries.
Residents of the neighborhood told Israeli media that the accident occurred on a major intersection and has numerous Talmudei Torah and Michlalot nearby and that hundreds of young students walk by that traffic junction every day. “If today had not been Rosh Chodesh when schools get out early, the accident could have had much worse consequences,” the residents said in a Kikar Shabbos Interview.
Chapter head of United Hatzalah in the city David Leff said: “When I arrived at the scene of the accident, I recognized that this was simply a miracle that no one suffered any worse injuries.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)