Photo: Avihu Shapira
A heavy weight. Hummer
Photo: Avihu Shapira

Four IDF soldiers wounded in Humvee accident

Soldiers' vehicle flips over during routine patrol near Israel-Jordan border, injuring all four passengers. One soldier in serious condition, others suffer moderate, light injuries

An IDF soldier suffered serious injuries and three others suffered mild-to-light wounds, when their military Humvee tumbled over late Friday night. 


The accident happened while the four were on a routine patrol along the Israel-Jordan border, south of the Dead Sea.


The four received emergency medical attention at the scene and were later evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba for further treatment. The IDF had launched an investigation into the accident.


"One of the soldiers was brought in unconscious, suffering a head injury and multiple fractures. He remains in serious condition," Dr. Motti Klein, head of the intensive care unit at Soroka, told Ynet.


Klein said another soldier suffered moderate abdominal injuries. "His condition has greatly improved and he will soon be discharged," said Klein, adding that the other two soldiers, who sustained light wounds, have already been released to their homes. 


A military Humvee weighs approximately four tons and can reach a speed of up to 55 miles an hour. A similar accident two weeks ago claimed the life of IDF Staff-Sergeant Yariv Amitai.


"Unfortunately, the main risk with a Humvee in case of an accident is its weight," a military source told Ynet. "These kinds of accidents are not common and we have to wait for the investigation's results."


פרסום ראשון: 11.24.07, 13:09
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