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Pregnant Mother and Two Daughters Killed in Jerusalem Bus Crash

August 12, 2022

by: Kate Norman

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Egged bus at a stop in Jerusalem (illustrative)

Friday, 12 August 2022 | Tragedy struck at a bus stop in northern Jerusalem last night, when an Egged bus careened out of control and killed three people, including two young girls.

Shoshana Glustein, 40, and her two daughters, 7-year-old Chaya Sara and 3-year-old Chana, were killed when the bus plowed into a bus stop on Shamgar Street near a crowded shopping center, the Times of Israel reported.

Glustein was reportedly several months pregnant.

Six other people were injured, the Times of Israel reported, citing Magen David Adom, Israel’s ambulance service. A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured, while two others were moderately hurt and the rest listed as lightly injured.

Initial reports said the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the crash, while Jerusalem’s assistant commissioner told Kan news the driver had stopped the bus and was working outside of it to repair a “technical malfunction” when the bus rolled away.

Police are investigating the incident, whether the bus driver forgot to employ the parking break before stepping out, Ynetnews reported.

Israel’s bus union issued a statement saying that bus drivers “are on the verge of collapse” after working long hours due to being understaffed.

Just two days earlier, in the same neighborhood, another Egged bus lost control, plowing into pedestrians. A 70-year-old man was killed and another person injured.

Yesterday was a deadly day on Israel’s roads. A woman and her 7-year-old niece were killed in a car accident near Netanya. Three others were injured in the collision, which Magen David Adom paramedics described as severe, according to the Times of Israel.

Earlier that morning, a 40-year-old man was killed in another car crash outside of Tel Aviv.

Join Bridges for Peace in praying for comfort for the grieving families and for a quick recovery for those who were injured in the crashes.

Posted on August 12, 2022

Source: (Bridges for Peace, August 12, 2022)

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