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One person killed, two injured, in Jerusalem bus crash

Paramedics say 70-year-old pedestrian died of critical injuries after vehicle crashed into a building under construction; driver, 40, trapped on bus

A bus crashed into a building that is still under construction on Yirmiyahu Street in Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring two including the driver, August 9, 2022. (Courtesy)
A bus crashed into a building that is still under construction on Yirmiyahu Street in Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring two including the driver, August 9, 2022. (Courtesy)

One person was killed and two others were injured late Tuesday night when a bus crashed into a building in Jerusalem.

Parademics from Magen David Adom (MDA) who arrived at the scene said a 70-year-old pedestrian, who had been walking on Yirmiyahu street when the crash occurred, suffered critical injuries and later died.

The bus had slammed into a protective barrier and crashed into an adjacent building that was still under construction, according to the parademics.

The driver of the bus, a 40-year-old man, became trapped in the vehicle following the crash and had to be rescued by firefighters. He is being treated for moderate injuries, MDA said.

A third person was treated for light injuries, MDA said.

The circumstances of the accident were not yet clear but, according to reports in the Hebrew-language media, the bus driver had lost control of the vehicle before crashing.

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