United Hatzalah volunteers rushed to the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse on Highway 4 near the Ramat Elchanan neighborhood of Bnei Brak a short time ago. The bridge trapped one truck driver who was passing underneath it when it collapsed. According to volunteers on scene, the trapped driver is conscious but his exact medical condition and status are unknown. EMT teams attempted to reach the trapped driver but the operation required special, designated rescue tools.
Update: The driver was l”u pronounced dead after emergency responders were able to lift the bridge. (see video)
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