Magen David Adom ambulances 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A 69-year-old woman was killed and some 50 people were injured on Sunday morning
when an Egged bus crashed into a truck near Moshav Yesodot. Fifteen Magen David
Adom ambulances and mobile intensive care units were on hand to treat the
Paramedics found the elderly woman unconscious and
without a heartbeat.
Despite their efforts to resuscitate her, they were
Ambulances took 17 of the injured, including a number of
soldiers, were taken to Rehovot’s Kaplan Medical Center.
All but two of
the injured there suffered light injuries. The bus driver was hurt in the head
and neck, suffering moderate injuries, as did a passenger who was sitting in the
front of the bus.
An MDA helicopter flew the others to Soroka University
Medical Center in Beersheba, while ambulances took those who need less urgent
care to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in
Tzrifin and Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein
Those who were less seriously injured were taken Kaplan Medical
Center in Rehovot. Kiryat Gat resident Yiska Jacqueline Petussi, who was lightly
hurt, told doctors in Kaplan’s emergency room that she was fortunate because she
“always sits behind the driver. Today, for a change, a soldier was sitting
there, so I sat farther back. The woman who sat behind the bus driver was the
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