A 5-year-old boy fell from the fourth floor of Netivot today (Friday), in serious condition. MDA medics and paramedics gave him medical treatment and evacuated him to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva, unconscious and suffering from head and limb injuries.
MDA medics Adiel Azoulay and Maoz Viberman said: "The boy was lying in the yard of the building, vaguely conscious and suffering from head and limb injuries after falling from a height of four floors. We gave him medical treatment that included splints, stopping the bleeding and administering medication, and evacuated him in an MDA intensive care vehicle to the hospital in serious condition."
Building in Netivot (illustrative), photo: Almog Group
According to the organization Terem – Child Safety, since the beginning of 2023, two children have been killed as a result of falling from heights. In the past five years (2018-2022), 20 children have been killed by falling from heights.
Orly Silbinger, CEO of the Terem Organization for Child Safety: "Children are curious and have no sense of danger. Installing bars or measures to limit window opening is critical to preventing disaster. I call on parents, don't say 'it won't happen to me' – keep children away from windows and balconies, chairs, tables and furniture that can be climbed. Children are not left on the balcony unattended."
From the Beterem campaign, photo: courtesy of Beterem
Meanwhile, a 73-year-old woman was found seriously injured on Levin Kipnis Street in Tel Aviv after apparently being hit by a vehicle. MDA medics and paramedics gave her medical treatment and evacuated her to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, unconscious and suffering from a head injury. The police opened an investigation.
Participated in the preparation of this article: Avi Cohen
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