7-month-old baby injured in today's car accident in Southern Israel died of her wounds

The doctors at Soroka Medical Center fought to keep the 7-month-old infant who was injured in this morning's terrible car accident alive but were eventually forced to declare her death.
Shoket Junction, where the accident occured Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Hours after the terrible accident that took place this morning (Tuesday) between a private vehicle and a bus on Highway 31 in southern Israel, the doctors at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba were forced to declare the death of the 7-month-old infant who was critically injured in the collision.

The accident occurred at 07:37 AM this morning near the Bedouin village of Hura when a bus and a private vehicle collided forcefully. Magen David Adom medics and paramedics treated the 23 injured passengers and evacuated them to Soroka Medical Center. Amongst them were the 7-month-old infant from Hura who suffered a multi-system injury, a 34-year-old man who suffered an injury to the head and was also critically injured and 21 other passengers who sustained light to medium injuries.

“This was a terrible accident,” stated MDA paramedic Hanan Rozilio. “The MDA teams that arrived at the scene rescued a 7-month-old infant who was found on a baby car seat. She was unconscious and suffered from multi-system trauma. We treated her on the spot and evacuated her to the hospital in critical condition while she was sedated and on a respirator.”

“We performed medical treatment on the 34-year-old driver of the vehicle who was also evacuated to the hospital in critical condition along with a 34-year-old woman who was moderately injured,” he added. “10 bus passengers were slightly injured and were treated at the scene before being evacuated by MDA ambulances to Soroka Medical Center.”

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