A horrible tragedy occurred in Yerushalayim early Friday morning, when a United Hatzalah volunteer was R”L killed while responding to an emergency.

The accident happened at around 3:30AM on Menashe Ben Yisroel Street when the member collided with a taxi.

Additional Hatzalah volunteers that were responding to the call stopped and began treating him within seconds of the accident. He went into traumatic arrest, and Paramedics did all they could to save his life. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital.

A senior coordinator in United Hatzalah spoke briefly with YWN who described the man as a “Tzadik – literally”.

“He was involved in every event Hatzalah did, and was devoted to the organization 24/7, never stopping for a moment”.

“Our 3,500 United Hatzalah members are a close family, and tragically, one of our brothers was R”L taken from us”.

“We are all in mourning”, he added

Additional information will be published pending proper family notifications.