On video: Documentation of attorney Rafe Aslan getting into the car minutes before the accident that killed Amit Itach (security cameras)
At the Haifa District Court, before Judge Amir Tobi, the trial of Rafe Aslan, the 30-year-old lawyer, son of "Faisal the Great", continues, who is accused of causing the death of a colleague of Itach through negligence and the serious injury of two of her friends, as well as neglecting the victims and obstructing legal proceedings.
In the last evidentiary hearing that took place on Thursday, the horrific image of the accident scene was revealed in the long minutes that followed.
An MDA medic said that he asked for help from the dozens of people present at the scene - and was refused
I tried to get her out or reach her and I couldn't, explained Finny Keren, an MDA medic. "I tried to ask passers-by who were there, and there were many who came, to help me get her out and I was met with a complete refusal," the medic told the Haifa District Attorney's Office prosecutor from the witness stand , Adv. Tal Ofer.
"I asked them: Come on guys, help me get her out. They told me '
Keren described the scene of the accident: "It was a very difficult scene. In the first seconds you try to digest what is happening. I saw a lot of people," he said that Itach "was just out between the seat next to the driver and the back seat. I tried to pull her out and I failed, while I was trying manage the arena".
He also told about the other injured: "The driver who was sitting in the car was conscious. He complained of stomach pains. The passenger sitting on the driver's side flew into the ditch outside the car. I got to him and he was seriously injured."
Amit Itach (photo: courtesy of the family)
In the cross-examination, defense attorney Moshe Gilad, who represents Aslan along with attorney Shlomi Sharon, attorney Valentin Zabrov and attorney Mein Dabush, sought to refine the statements made by the medic in his police testimony.
"Approximately how many minorities were in the arena? I know you didn't count, but estimate," asked Kern.
The medic estimated that there were about "20-30 that were scattered in the area. Quite a few were in the area of the vehicle" The medic continued to answer that the refusal of help he received was from "a person who was closest to the vehicle, in Hebrew with an Arab accent".
The medic also told the cross-examination about the "commotion" at the scene of the accident: "Car parts were scattered everywhere, people were running from place to place, I didn't understand for the first few seconds what happened here at all. Then I realized that they were talking to each other who were at a party in Goren. I heard them talking to each other on the phone." .
Amit, a 20-year-old soldier resident of Adamit in the north, was killed in a fatal car accident on Highway 889 near Shlomi in the Western Galilee in February last year.
Besides her, two other young men from Kibbutz Ayalon, soldiers in paratroopers, were injured in the accident.
One of them will remain disabled for the rest of his life, after the doctors amputated one of his legs.
According to the suspicion, the driver was driving drunk and fled the scene and was only later caught.
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