Seven Injured and One Dead in an Accident on Highway 4

Early on Sunday morning, a young woman lost her life as a result of a collision that took place on Highway 4, in close proximity of Yavneh. The accident between four private vehicles and a truck also left seven people injured in the southbound lane. 

The woman had been driving her car, which had ended up 100 meters away in the sand dunes, due to the accident. The car was run off the road, which caused several lights and moderate injuries to the other passengers. There were four other people in the vehicle, in their early 20s or late teens.

Two of the passengers present in the woman’s car also suffered moderate head trauma. Soon after the reports of the accident surfaced, United Hatzalah paramedics, as well as Magen David Adom (MDA), showed up at the scene. They took care of the casualties, along with three others. 

Once it was determined that the injured were in stable condition, they were transported to hospitals located nearby, including the Shamir Medical Center situated in Tzrifin, Kaplan Medical Center in the region of Rehovot, and Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Medical Center. The woman was evacuated to the Samson Assuta Ashdod Hospital. It was here that she was later pronounced dead. 

While the teams on the scene were working to evacuate those who had been injured, two additional cars collided while coming onto the lane of the highway. Paramedics present there immediately sprung into action and were able to successfully rescue the victim who had been trapped, as a result of this crash. 

Though the driver himself was unharmed, he reported that he saw multiple cars fly off the road as he tried to slow down. The circumstances that caused the accident, however, are still not clear. Police arrived at the scene shortly after to investigate the accidents and blocked the road from both directions. 

In other news, medical residents, interns, students, and doctors, in Tel Aviv decided to march on Saturday night to protest against the decision of government to continue with 26-hour shifts for a majority of the doctors. 

The residents are claiming that if the suggestions given by the government are implemented, shifts will only be cut down for 10 percent of the doctors. The outline included only hospitals in the periphery, pertaining to a couple of professions. The medical personnel claimed that these 26-hour shifts are harmful for patients and doctors alike for various reasons. The protestors went on to demand that these shifts be cut down to 18 hours throughout the country. 

The crowds chanted and blocked the entryway to the residency of Nitzan Horowitz, the health minister. He had refused to set foot outside the house and have a conversation with the protestors. The outline was granted approval just a few days ago by the ministries of Health, Economy, and Finance. However, it was rejected by those who represent the medical residents. The plan is to be implemented over a course of five years and includes a decrease of shifts to 26 hours from 16 hours, in addition to two overlapping hours. 

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