In the accompanying dramatic footage, we see the what occurred last week, leading to the accident involving a bus in Betar Illit. Nine persons were injured in the accident caused by a driver looking elsewhere for a moment (at his phone earpiece), subsequently losing control of the bus, which we see heads onto the sidewalk, causing people to flee to safety.
The bus was traveling at a considerable seed and only came to a halt after striking a bus stop. A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured, a 19-year-old moderately injured, and seven others with light injury.
One can view the video showing the bus driver busying himself with earphones and a mobile phone while operating the bus. The videos were released by Israel News12. One sees the rapidly traveling bus jump the curb and head towards pedestrians who flee in fear.
The accident occurred on last Thursday at about 3:15PM. Police received calls for an accident involving two buses, and Magen David Adom reported treating nine victims.
Hadassah Hospital spokesperson Hadar Elboim reported on Sunday that a 19-year-old is in moderate condition and conscious and a 15-year-old female with a head injury has regained consciousness as well.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)