21 hurt after bus and truck collide

7-year-old in serious condition after being struck by bus in Petah Tikva.

March 19, 2013 03:02
People gather at the scene of the accident.

accident370. (photo credit: News 24 Agency)

21 people were lightly injured on Monday in a collision between a bus and a truck on Route 4 near the Geha Interchange.

Hatzalah volunteer medics from Bnei Brak and Givat Shmuel were on the scene treating the injured, which included children. The truck driver was lightly-to-moderately injured.

A Hatzalah spokesperson said that following the accident, the bus caught on fire but the medics succeeded in dousing the flames,with the help of civilian volunteers.

Also on Monday, a sevenyear- old was struck by a bus in Petah Tikva.

Magen David Adom arrived at the scene, and the boy was taken to Schneider Children’s Medical Center at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva. He was in serious condition.

The incident is still under investigation.

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