Six months after the fatal bus accident on Route 1 (the Jerusalem -Tel Aviv road) in which 6 people lost their lives, one victim's fiance was hit by a bus and sustained moderate injuries.
Sarah Sperling was one of many casualties in the February 14th collision on Route 1 between the 402 bus and a truck.
Last night, Sperling's groom-to-be Yakov Kestelnitz was on his way home to take part in a family event when a bus on Golda Meir Boulevard struck him. Hatzalah rescue volunteers administered preliminary medical treatment before he was evacuated to the hospital.
Eli Beer, President of United Hatzalah, was one of the first respondents. He later recounted: "When I arrived at the scene I encountered a yeshiva student, a pedestrian, who had sustained a head injury from being hit by a bus in the public transportation lane. I gave him preliminary treatment together with other volunteers arriving on their motorcycles. His condition is designated as moderate."
Bentzi Lezerowitz, another Hatzalah volunteer, told media: "I was on a bus in the opposite lane when I saw a pedestrian who'd clearly been hit by one of the buses. I got off in order to help him while calling for more help. In less than a minute several Hatzalah paramedics and Eli Beer arrived."
Sperling and Kestelnitz's wedding was originally scheduled for several weeks after the Route 1 tragedy, but was postponed due to the bride-to-be's condition and rescheduled in accordance with her recovery progress. Now it's not clear whether the wedding will go ahead as planned on the new date.