4-Year-Old Girl, Injured Under Fallen Tractor, Passes Away

The overturned truck, Tuesday morning. The overturned truck on Tuesday morning. Two people were killed in the accident. (Fire Brigade Yehudah and Shomron)
The overturned tractor that fell onto and killed two people Tuesday morning. (Fire Brigade Yehudah and Shomron)

Four-year-old Hadas Levi, a”h, who was caught under a fallen tractor on Tuesday near Modiin Ilit, passed away from her wounds on Friday morning at the Tel Hashomer hospital.

Also killed in that accident was Mrs. Chanah Geula Dweck, a”h, 53.

Hadas was walking with her mother, when a truck sped around a corner and the tractor it was carrying fell off, trapping the young girl and Mrs. Dweck.

Hadas’s mother, Avishag, was lightly wounded in the incident.

“Before the accident,” recalled Avishag in an interview with Channel Two, “my friend next to me said, ‘Look, look. He’s driving like crazy.’ Within a few seconds the tractor fell. Hadas suffered a very severe and irreversible injury to her brain. I flew back but the tractor didn’t fall on me. I fell, broke my elbow badly and I went around the security rail. I looked for Hadas and didn’t see her.

“I understood that she was pinned underneath [the tractor] and I yelled to people that Hadas was under the tractor. I don’t know how long it took to get her out. They performed CPR on her, the whole time. Even in the emergency room they were trying to resuscitate her,” she told Channel 2.

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. He is currently under house arrest.

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