4 people were killed and 18 were injured when a 947 Egged bus hit a concrete passenger station


by Ifi Reporter Category:Health Dec 22, 2019

Four people were killed and eighteen were injured, including two women in serious condition, in the accident of a "Egged" cooperative bus near Ben-Gurion Airport. The accident happened when a bus on Line 947 making its way from Jerusalem to Haifa collided with a concrete passenger station at the Check junction on Route 40.
 From the intensity of the collision, a concrete slab penetrated the side of the bus and tilted it to its side. Teams of the Star of David arranged for the deaths of four of the passengers - a man about seventy-three women - one about thirty, another about fifty-third about sixty. The two seriously injured passengers, one nineteen and seventy, were rushed to the Sheba hospital in Tel Hashomer. The other injured were in light condition and were evacuated to hospitals in the area.
 From the intensity of the collision, a concrete slab penetrated the side of the bus and tilted it to its side. The deaths of four passengers - a man and three women - were determined at the scene.
The bus driver involved in an accident in which four of the passengers were killed this evening and fourteen injured were among the injured and headed to Beilinson Hospital. Police investigators accompanied him and are staying at his side, but it is unclear if he has only been investigated or given evidence. It was suspected that the bus driver's opinion had been diverted due to the use of his mobile phone.
The identities of all those killed have not yet been revealed, and their bodies were transferred to the Abu Kabir Legal Institute to continue the identification process and advance the burial processes.
MDA paramedic Galy Soffer said: "When I arrived, I saw a bus leaning on its side, a clock on shrubs and its roof with a large tundra. I did a quick scan of the scene, the fully conscious bus driver was trapped in the seat, six of the bus passengers lay trapped inside as they suffered various injuries and other injured in a light condition. I started the initial medical screening to assess the degree of injury to the wounded, two seriously injured, a woman about 60 and a young woman of 18 were rescued while undergoing medical treatment by the firefighters and were quickly transferred to ICU who were in critical condition for Sheba Hospital, the injured The arena was checked by MDA's additional teams and evacuated to the surrounding hospitals.
Chief Chai Mizrahi, a police department officer in the Central District of the police who arrived at the scene, said the initial findings indicate the driver lost control before crashing into the station. "It is too early to say what caused the accident, we are in the initial investigation stage. Apparently and according to preliminary findings, the bus driver lost control, as a result of which he hit the shuttle station. When rescue forces arrived, we saw that there were four fatalities from the accident and 14 more passengers were evacuated in various situations to the different hospitals. "


photo: MDA



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