Three killed in three different road accidents

Two motorcyclists, one pedestrian killed in accidents in central Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Scene of the Tel Aviv car accident
Scene of the Tel Aviv car accident
Yissaschar Weiss, MDA

Three people were killed on Wednesday night and Thursday morning in three car accidents in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, and Petah Tikva.

In the accident in Tel Aviv Wednesday night, two motorcycle riders were injured by a car. One of them, a 21-year-old woman, was critically injured, and the other was moderately injured. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics treated both victims and brought them to the city's Ichilov Hospital.

MDA paramedics Andrei Kogan and Rotem Argov said: "Two victims were lying on the road near the car. One was an unconscious young woman of about 21, who had no heartbeat, was not breathing, and had suffered a severe injury to her head. We administered first aid and began artificial respiration, attempting to revive her. She was transferred to the hospital in critical condition."

"The other victim was a 24-year-old man riding with her on the motorcycle. He was treated at the scene and transferred to the hospital in moderate condition."

After a short time, doctors were forced to declare the woman's death.

A few minutes after the accident in Tel Aviv, a 40-year-old motorcycle rider was critically injured by a car in Rishon Lezion. MDA paramedics administered first aid and transferred the victim to Tel Hashomer Hospital while attempting to resuscitate him. They were later forced to declare his death.

MDA paramedics Aran Carmel and Hagai Natani, who treated the man, said the 40-year-old man was "lying on the edge of the sidewalk, and suffered injuries to several bodily systems."

"We administered first aid and other medical treatments, including artificial respiration and CPR. He was transferred quickly to Tel Hashomer Hospital in critical condition. During the entire trip, we continued administering care."

On Thursday morning, a 50-year-old pedestrian was killed when a bus hit him in Petah Tikva. MDA paramedics administered first aid but were forced to declare his death.

"When we arrived at the scene, we saw a man of approximately 50 lying under a bus. He was unconscious, was not breathing, had no heartbeat, and had suffered a severe head injury. We performed several medical tests, but he showed no signs of life and we were forced to declare his death," MDA paramedic Amit Pe'er said.

372 people were killed on Israel's roads in 2016, rising for the third year in a row.

In July, the number of people killed on Israel's roads in 2017 stood at 213.

In September, police reported 793 traffic violations in a single week.




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