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Israeli organization uses emergency ‘ambucycles’ to cut through traffic

When it comes to medical emergencies, time is precious. But we’ve all seen ambulances or fire trucks stuck in traffic, sometimes barely inching along. One organization is trying to change that. United Hatzalah is a free emergency service that uses “ambucycles” or a motorcycle ambulance, to navigate the busy city streets of Jerusalem. It also uses an Uber-like app to send the nearest emergency medical professional to the person in need. Eli Beer, founder of United Hatzalah and inventor of the “ambucycle,” explains.

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