Crash sends motorcyclist hurling into Ayalon stream

July 30, 2012 18:23


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A morning rush hour crash sent a motorcyclist in his 30s hurling into the Ayalon stream, in the middle of the Tel Aviv's major freeway on Sunday morning.

Emergency services received word of the crash shortly after 8:30 a.m., and said the bike had slammed into a vehicle, sending the rider over a separation fence, hurling into the body of water that separates the opposing lanes 12 meters below the highway.

The driver managed to survive the fall due to the cushioning effect of landing on the water, Traffic Police believe.

Motorists slammed on their brakes and rushed to the man to try and help him.

After several minutes, paramedics and firefighters reached the badly wounded man. During the rescue operation, police closed off two highway lanes, as heavy traffic built up.

Emergency services were able to hoist the man to safety, and rushed him to the Ichilov Medical Center in serious condition.

Police have asked eye witnesses to the accident to come forward, and expressed particular interest in a female driver who was in a blue Ford as a witness.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
Terror balloon lands in kibbutz Nahal Oz, local fire rages