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Magen David Adom volunteer medic Mordechai Abbott provides service while on the way to his own wedding.

Mordechai Abbott, 22, is a Magen David Adom (MDA) volunteer from Tzefat. But he could not have imagined that this was the way his wedding day would turn out.

Abbott and his friend, Uri Yemini, 21, a medic and ambulance driver for MDA, were on their way from a prayer service in Meron to the groom’s wedding ceremony in Rosh Pina this past Sunday when suddenly, they noticed two standing vehicles that had been involved in a car accident.

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With Abbott already dressed in his wedding suit, the two quickly exited their vehicle, and began providing first aid to a man and woman, both injured.

“Road conditions and visibility were impaired, forcing the treatment to be given under challenging circumstances, and under heavy fog. We immediately attended to their injuries, providing first aid. Shortly after, an ambulance arrived and evacuated them to the hospital.” said Abbott.

Along with the medical treatment provided, Abbott made sure to divert traffic from the site in order to prevent any further accidents. “It was important to signal to drivers that there was an incoming danger,” he recalled.

The following day, Abbott received a phone call from one of the patients he treated, expressing his thanks and congratulating him on his wedding.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.