JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Jackie Wertheimer is a devoted paramedic who works for Magen David Adom (MDA) in the Jerusalem area. On a recent call on his motorcycle to the scene of an accident, Wertheimer was involved in an accident himself and is now walking with crutches. However when he heard about a collision between a car and the light rail train in Jerusalem, Wertheimer didn’t think twice and went rushing to the scene complete with his crutches.
Wertheimer succeeded in extricating the driver from the vehicle, opened an IV and provided lifesaving treatment on the scene until an ambulance came to transfer the injured man to hospital.
This is not the only organization that the tireless Wertheimer has excelled in voluntary work. In 2013 he received an award from the Jerusalem Municipality for his “steadfast contribution to the ZAKA organization and to the general public.” Wertheimer was also one of the paramedics who treated the injured in the Har Nof synagogue attack in 2014, stating later that he continued to treat them even while bullets were still flying in an adjacent room of the synagogue.