13 People Injured After Bus Crashes Into Wall in Haifa


Police and rescue personnel at the scene of a bus accident in Haifa, Monday. (Shir Torem/Flash90)

At least 13 people were injured on Monday afternoon, after a bus lost control and crashed into a wall on HaHagana Avenue, near the Haifa cemetery.

According to medical officials, three people, who were in moderate condition, were evacuated to the Bnei Zion and Rambam medical centers in Haifa for further treatment.

A team by the Israel Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene to cut off electricity sources near the accident, which threatened to ignite a fire.

“The accident involved a bus and a car,” volunteer EMT and deputy head of the Carmel region for United Hatzalah Nati Dana said.

“We provided initial treatment at the scene of the accident to the bus driver and two passengers, who sustained moderate injuries, as well as to nine other passengers of the bus and the driver of the car, who were lightly injured. All of the injured are fully conscious and suffer mainly from contusions and cuts,” he added.

The accident reportedly was caused by the bus driver, who lost control and crashed into several electricity poles before hitting a wall.

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