An Israeli rescue group posted video Monday showing the hair-raising moment that a boy who ran into a Jerusalem street as a car was careening down the road lived to get back to the sidewalk.
It's hard to believe that the 12-year-old boy sustained light head injuries after the car’s side-mirror swiped him, according to United Hatzalah – an all volunteer first responders’ group.
Miraculously, after the shock and impact, he was able to get back - by running - to the sidewalk adjacent to a neighborhood shop.
Eli Beer, president and founder of United Hatzalah, said in a statement Monday that three volunteers from the group’s motorcycle medical unit “got to the child within 80 seconds! … and gave him primary medical care.”
The group trains and equips volunteer paramedics for potential medical emergencies in their neighborhoods in the time before an ambulance can arrive.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon before the start of the Jewish Sabbath when religious Jerusalem residents were purchasing last minute items before stores closed up for the day of rest.
The ultra-Orthodox boy and his parents had a good reason for prayers of thanks on their holy day.