An 80-year-old electric bicycle rider was killed in Netanya


An 80-year-old electric bicycle rider was killed as a result of a vehicle hit on Degania Street in Netanya

Event Scene | Photo: Rescue Union spokeswoman

Around 11:30 (Sunday), an electric bicycle rider was hit by a vehicle on Derech Degania Street in Netanya. Medical teams determined the death of an 80-year-old man on the spot, provided medical care to the driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man and evacuated him to Niado Hospital when his condition was defined as mild.

MDA paramedic Nir Grossbard said: “When we arrived at the scene we saw the electric cyclist lying in the center of the intersection next to the vehicle while unconscious and suffering from a very severe multi-system injury. We provided him with medical treatment and performed advanced resuscitation operations that included resuscitation, massages and medication but his injury was very severe and in the end we had to determine his death. The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man who was agitated, was evacuated to Niado Hospital in stable condition. “
Avraham Yakab, a paramedic from the Rescue Union who encountered the incident, said: “It was an accident involving a private vehicle and an electric bicycle. The electric bicycle rider was fatally injured and I performed resuscitation operations on him in an attempt to save his life. Unfortunately he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The scene of the incident

Event Scene | Photo: MDA Spokeswoman

The Israel Police said, “Road 57 is closed to westbound traffic and the drivers are asked to use alternative roads. Traffic inspectors on their way to the scene and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated.

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