The volunteer was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. The cat was removed from the busy road unharmed.
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The incident began when a woman traveling on the highway spotted a cat wandering on the road after the Komemiyut Interchange. Fearing that the cat would be run over, she stopped at the side of the road in a bid to rescue it and alerted the police's Traffic Department.
In the meantime, the cat crawled under the hood of the woman's car.
Cat rescued on Ayalon Freeway (Photo: Israel Police Traffic Department)
A police car with two volunteers arrived at the scene as the cat
The driver involved in the accident, a 17-year-old youth from Rishon Lezion, was detained for questioning.
The cat was later captured and examined by a veterinary physician.