Micha Rothschild Seriously Injured in MVA on Highway 1
Well-known Chareidi askan, R' Micha [ben Rosa] Rothschild was
seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident on Monday night on
Highway 1, the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway in the Shar HaGuy area. The
accident occurred as he was driving from Bnei Brak to Jerusalem. He
is a son of Dr. Moshe Rothschild, the president and founder of Maynei
HaYeshua Medical Center. Dr. Rothschild headed for the Haddassah
Jerusalem Trauma Center after receiving the news of the accident.
Bnei Brak official R' Yehuda Gelbar, who was driving, was injured
lightly. It appears the inclement weather was a contributory factor
to his losing control of the vehicle on a curve. His father is the
well-known mohel and mechutan of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner
Shlita, R' Shmuel Meir Gelbar. The Citroen vehicle spun out of
control, striking a roadside barrier.
Preliminary reports indicate that Rothschild was not using his
passenger restraint belt and he was the most seriously injured. He is
listed in very serious condition with multi-system trauma and head
injury. Others were less seriously injured as well. The injured were
transported to the trauma unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Upon hearing of the accident, Deputy Minister of Health R' Yaakov
Litzman and MK Uri Maklev headed to Hadassah Hospital.
(Yechiel Spira - YWN Israel)