11 die in weekend traffic accidents
Eleven people have died in road accidents throughout the country since Thursday night. Drivers under the age of 24 and those who have had their licenses for less than two years were responsible for most of the accidents over the weekend, according to Avi Ben-Hamo, chief of traffic police.
Eleven people have died in road accidents throughout the country since Thursday night.
Drivers under the age of 24 and those who have had their licenses for less than two years were responsible for most of the accidents over the weekend, according to Avi Ben-Hamo, chief of traffic police.
Two youths were killed and two others were wounded last night near Rosh Pina.
Earlier yesterday, Jadawi Id, 56, from the village of Abu Snan, was killed after hitting a pole on the Acre-Safed road.
Late Friday, a woman was killed and two passengers were moderately wounded when their car overturned into a ditch near Haifa.
A pedestrian was killed in Tel Aviv, and a bicycle rider was killed near the Olga interchange late Friday.
Earlier Friday, Hedva Eliyahu, 32, and Reut, her 10-month old daughter, were killed when their car collided with a truck near Rosh Ha'ayin. Two people suffered serious injuries and three suffered light wounds in the crash.
Earlier in the day, a man was killed and his female passenger was seriously injured when their motorcycle overturned near the Kibbutz Galuyot junction in southern Tel Aviv.
A 30-year-old motorcyclist, later identified as Ashdod resident Meiron Ziedman, was killed when he apparently hit a dividing rail on the side of the road, and was flung off his bike.
A pedestrian was killed late Thursday night after being hit by a train as he ran across railroad tracks near Azur.
The conductor said he saw the man running alongside the train when he suddenly crossed the tracks. He died instantly. Police are looking into the possibility that the man was trying to commit suicide.
Early Friday morning, 6-year-old Aviv Iskarov died of injuries sustained when he was hit by a motorbike while crossing a road in Be'er Sheva late Thursday night. The driver of a passing car had halted his vehicle to enable Iskarov to cross, but he was hit by the bike, which was trying to skirt the stationary car. Iskarov was taken to Soroka hospital in the city, where he died of his injuries.