8-year-old critically hurt in ATV crash in south
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8-year-old critically hurt in ATV crash in south

Paramedics said to regain a pulse while taking boy to the hospital; 19-year-old also moderately injured in incident

The scene of an ATV crash in southern Israel on November 23, 2019. (Screen capture: Twitter)
The scene of an ATV crash in southern Israel on November 23, 2019. (Screen capture: Twitter)

An 8-year-old boy was critically hurt Saturday after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding in flipped over.

A 19-year-old was also moderately injured in the accident, which occurred on a highway between the southern cities of Dimona and Yeruham.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service brought the two to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba for treatment. Paramedics worked to resuscitate the boy and managed to regain a pulse, according to Channel 13 news.

Images from the scene of the crash showed the ATV stuck in a ditch.

Police opened an investigation into the accident and said it did not appear to involve another vehicle.

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