4 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Traffic Accidents


An eight-year-old boy, Moshe Horovitz, z”l, passed away after being hit by a jeep in Modiin Illit on Tuesday afternoon.

He was one of several victims of road tragedies on Tuesday, in which four people were killed and one was seriously injured.

The accident took place on Meshech Chochmah Street in Modiin Illit. United Hatzalah and MDA units arrived at the scene of the accident minutes after the boy was hit and provided first aid and performed resuscitation techniques on the child. The boy had lost consciousness by the time he was evacuated by ambulance to the Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan.

“I was the first to reach the scene of the accident,” said United Hatzalah paramedic Moshe Dahan, “and I provided emergency first aid care at the scene to a boy — a pedestrian — who was suffering from multi-organ injuries after being hit by a jeep.”

A 25-year-old bicyclist was killed in Tel Aviv after being hit by a truck on Rokach boulevard. Another man, 70, died in a collision on a highway near the southern town of Kiryat Gat.

In the northern Galil, a 16-year-old was killed after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a light pole.