Car Hits Sukkah Wounding Father and Infant Sons

On last day of Sukkot, parked car rolls downhill in Jerusalem, with the wounded including a one-year-old boy.

Ari Yashar ,

Sukkot in Jerusalem (file)
Sukkot in Jerusalem (file)
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Tragedy occurred Wednesday on Hoshana Raba, the last day of Sukkot, as a car crashed into a sukkah booth traditionally dwelt in during the holiday, wounding a father and his one- and four-year-old sons.

The incident occurred on Jerusalem's Menahem Meshiv Street, in the capital's northern Kiryat Zanz neighborhood.

Apparently the crash happened after the brakes on a car parked near the sukkah went out, sending it rolling downhill towards the sukkah that the father and his sons were in.

Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics arrived on the scene to provide medical treatment to the wounded, before sending them to Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem for continued care.

Miraculously, the three only suffered from light to moderate wounds, in an incident that could have had much more serious results given the age of those involved and the weight and speed of the car.

The car that hit the sukkah reportedly belonged to a neighbor living adjacent to the scene of the incident.

Jerusalem traffic police have launched an investigation into the causes behind the car malfunction, and as to whether negligence may have been present.