Tragedy struck Beit Shemesh on Thursday morning, when a 6-year-old boy and his father were struck by an Egged bus. Tragically, the boy was R”L pronounced dead on the scene.
Arriving emergency personnel found the child pinned under the bus.
Director of United Hatzalah Moshe Teitelbaum was among the first responders at the scene: “This was a particularly difficult scene in which a father and his son, pedestrians, were hit by a bus. Unfortunately, paramedics at the scene were forced to pronounce the child dead due to his massive injuries. United Hatzalah volunteers were able to treat the father of the child who was moderately injured.”
MDA reports that the father, in his 30s, was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Police traffic investigators arrived on the scene to begin collecting evidence to piece together the fatal incident, but it appears that he child had apparently been crossing the street with his father.
The child was identified as Yehuda Applebaum. The Levaya was held on Thursday afternoon.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: תיעוד מבצעי מד”א)