JERUSALEM, Israel [CHI] — Shula Swerdlov, a 3 and a half year old girl was fatally injured in a hit and run accident in the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem. Volunteers in the United Hatzalah organization responded to the scene and for a long hour attempted to revive the girl then transporting her to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Shula is the daughter of a Rabbi Yossi and Hindel Swerdlov who work in the Tourisim outreach division of Tzerei Agudat Chabad in Israel, and grandparents Reb Leibel and Miriam Swerdlov in Crown Heights.
One of the first responders said “I arrived at the scene after hearing the call come over my radio and found the girl in very bad shape. Turns out she was hit by a bus she just got off of when attempting to cross to her brother who was waiting for her. The driver probably didn’t even notice he ran her over.”
Police searched for the driver and later found him nearby and he was detained for questioning.
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