An intercity bus veered off the road and into a ditch in the town of Rekhasim near Haifa on Wednesday, injuring a few of the passengers.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Ariel Suliman said: "When I arrived at the scene I saw that the bus had deviated from its route and fallen backwards into a building yard. Together with other first responders, we treated 10 passengers of the bus who were lightly injured or suffered emotional and psychological shock."
10 פצועים בהתדרדרות אוטובוס למדרון ברכסים pic.twitter.com/0KiB6WlJgm— חדשות חיפה והקריות (@haifakrayot) March 22, 2023
MDA and United Hatzalah paramedics provided medical care at the scene.
Statement from Busdrivers' Union
"We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to all the victims," the Busdrivers' Union (a subsection of the Histadrut national labor union) said in a statement on Wednesday. "Many incidents like this happen because of the many hours drivers must [work] without proper rest and breaks. Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall a long time ago."