Man Injured in Sunday’s Crash: I Said “Shema Yisroel” a Lot


One of those who were injured in yesterday’s horrific, deadly, tragic crash on Israel’s Highway way was Yitzchok Zev Even.

Yitzchok Zev was moderately injured and taken for treatment at the Tel Hashomer Hospital. He spoke to Arutz Sheva about the awful moments of the accident.

“I felt the bus being hit, but I did not understand what happened,” he said. “I was sitting on the left side of the bus, behind the driver, and was reading a book. There was a crash, and I fell on the floor. The man to my right, with whom I had spoken [earlier, before the crash] lay on the floor. I tried to shake him, but he did not respond.

“I tried to wake him, but I was unsuccessful. I got off the bus and there were a lot of cars that stopped right away and gave us water. The bus was completely smashed. Boruch Hashem, I survived. After the accident I did not see the driver, but during the trip he was driving safely and I trusted him.

“I said ‘Shema Yisroel’ a lot. I do not travel on this route a lot; it is mostly a chareidi route, with men sitting in the front and women sitting in the back. When I put a hand to my face, I saw blood and I was scared but I was fine.”


David Steger – Israel