This volunteer medic ran to administer first aid to injured victims while wearing his wedding suit!
By United with Israel Staff
Mordechai Avot, 22, was traveling to his own wedding on Sunday with his friend Uri Yemini, 21, when they noticed two vehicles had crashed. Avot, a volunteer medic with Magen David Adom (MDA), and Yemini, a paramedic and ambulance driver for MDA, immediately jumped into action and ran to help the injured, Arutz Sheva reported.
“When I noticed the accident, I operated automatically, ran to help the injured and did not think about the groom’s suit I was wearing,” Avot told Arutz Sheva. “We administered first aid and an ambulance soon came to evacuate the two, who were lightly injured, to the hospital.”
The two men had been coming from afternoon prayers in Meron, a holy site in northern Israel. They were traveling to the nearby town of Rosh Pina for Avot’s wedding.
“The road conditions and visibility were very difficult, and the treatment was done under challenging conditions, under heavy fog,” Avot added.
Though the groom was wearing a light-colored suit for his wedding, he and Yemini provided first aid to the injured man and woman.
Avot also stood on the road in the wintry elements to make sure no additional accidents were caused by the stalled cars. “It was important to signal to drivers that there was a hazard along the way,” he said. “We, as MDA workers, are always prepared and will always administer aid, anywhere and at any time.”
The day after his wedding, Avot received “congratulations” from one of the injured, who plans to meet the new groom and thank him personally for providing treatment, despite his impending nuptials.
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