Policeman killed, five injured in Jerusalem crash

St.-Sgt.-Maj. Yousef Halabi is survived by his parents and three siblings.

October 16, 2017 15:20
A car crash in Nayot, Jerusalem, October 2017

A car crash in Nayot, Jerusalem, October 2017. (photo credit: MAGEN DAVID ADOM)

St.-Sgt.-Maj. Yousef Halabi was killed and five others were injured in a car accident in the Nayot neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday. Two of the injured were reported to be in critical condition.

Police said in a statement that Halabi, 28, was killed while riding a motorcycle during a police operation.

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At 1:37 p.m., Magen David Adom was informed about an accident between two cars and a motorcycle on Bezalel Bazak Street, adjacent to the Nayot intersection.

Medics declared Halabi dead on the scene and treated the injured, who were later rushed to the nearby Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Paramedics Re’em Naimi and Itzik Assraf, who treated the injured, said Halabi was found unconscious, without a pulse and not breathing.

“It is a deadly accident between a private car and a motorcycle with two passengers,” they said.

“The motorcycle driver was trapped while he was unconscious... We tried to treat him, but soon we declared his death.”

Halabi joined the police in 2010. He is survived by his parents and three siblings.

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