By COLlive reporter
Tragedy struck in the Nachlas Har Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel on Friday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av – the beginning of the Nine Days.
A young Chabad bochur Sholom Dovber Lipsh was killed after being hit by a car at the entrance to Kiryat Malachi, as he returned from Friday mivtzoim.
The medical teams of Ichud Hatzalah provided assistance and performed CPR on the 13-year-old who was hit by a vehicle on Route 3 near the entrance to Kiryat Malachi.
Chezi Rosenbaum, a medic from Ichud Hatzalah, said: “According to passers-by, the boy was walking when he was hit by a car. I performed CPR on him with the help of other medics.”
Boaz Sharon, deputy head of the Ichud Hatzalah branch in Kiryat Malachi, who participated in the resuscitation operations, added: “We performed prolonged resuscitation operations on him. Unfortunately, at the end of the resuscitation efforts, he was pronounced dead due to the nature of the severe injuries he suffered.”
Kiryat Malachi Mayor Eliyahu Zohar said: “We received with shock the bitter news of the boy’s death as a result of a serious car accident at the entrance to Kiryat Malachi. The righteous boy, a member of the Chabad community in the city, participated in placing Tefillin in one of the nearby shops.
“Rosh Chodesh Av and Shabbat Eve became a day of grief and mourning. We share in the deep sorrow of the family and embrace them in these difficult moments. The municipality will make available to them all the possible assistance and support.”