An Israeli model who was seriously injured Sunday in a scooter accident in Tel Aviv has stabilized and shown signs of improvement, a hospital official reported Monday morning.
On Sunday, 23-year-old Shlomit Malka was injured after she fell from an electric scooter on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.
MDA emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene and provided first aid before evacuating her to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.
Malka was initially listed in critical condition, though it was later downgraded to serious.
“When we got to the scene, we saw a young woman of about 23 lying on the side of the road,” said MDA paramedic Ya’arit Oren. “She lay unconscious, suffering from a head injury and injuries to her extremities, and next to her we saw an electric scooter.
We gave her life-saving medical treatment, including medication and anesthesia, and we urgently evacuated to the hospital while her condition was defined as critical and unstable.”
Since then, however, Malka has regained consciousness and has spoken with relatives and hospital officials.
Dr. Adi Nimrod, who heads Ichilov Hospital’s intensive care unit, said Malka had shown “significant improvement”.
“This morning we were able to wake her up, and she is now fully conscious, breathing on her own, and communicating with the medical staff, and relatives who are at her side.
Shlomit’s condition is now considered light, and she is expected to be released from the intensive care unit later today.”