Soldier Killed, 3 Injured in Jeep Accident

June 8, 2012  

An IDF soldier was killed and three were injured, two of them seriously, when a military jeep overturned on Friday during an operation in the southern Golan Heights. The soldier who was killed has been identified as Private Dor Jan, 19, of Rishon Lezion.

The IDF is investigating the circumstances which led to the fatal accident. Channel 2 News reported that rescue forces that arrived on the scene began to treat Jan, who was critically injured, and his friends. A short time later the rescuers pronounced Jan dead, and the other casualties were taken by helicopter to the Rambam hospital in Haifa.

Yair Elkayam, Deputy Commander of the Fire and Rescue Services in the Upper Galilee-Golan, told Channel 2, “The jeep of an army patrol overturned and two soldiers were trapped underneath. Firefighters had to use a crane to evacuate the casualties.”

Magen David Adom paramedic Moshe Mor-Yosef, who arrived on the scene, told Channel 2, “We arrived on the scene and saw two soldiers outside of the vehicle and two who were trapped underneath. We immediately called the firefighters. Meanwhile, we treated the soldiers who were outside the vehicle. After attempted resuscitation efforts, we pronounced one of the soldiers, whose condition had been critical, dead.”

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