A five-year-old girl was killed on Saturday evening, when a vehicle driven by a relative of hers reversed and ran her over in Ramle.
The girl, a resident of East Jerusalem, was visiting her grandmother in Ramle and was playing in the yard in front of the house when she was struck. She was critically wounded and evacuated to Assaf Harofeh Hospital, near Tel Aviv where she later died of her wounds.
According to the police investigation, the relative was backing up with his pickup truck into a house wall when he ran over the girl. The house was undergoing renovations and he was trying to remove tiles from a wall.
In an overnight police operation, police revoked driving permits from 46 drivers who were stopped for speeding. One such driver was stopped while driving at a speed of 178 kilometers per hour. Three hundred policemen participated in the operation and 1000 tickets were issued.
3 people killed in Friday traffic accidents On Friday, three young people were killed, and four others were injured in accidents on Israel's roads.
In an accident near Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank, an 18-year-old girl was killed and four people were injured, two moderately and two lightly.
Two youths in their twenties were killed early Friday morning in an accident on Route 4, near the Yavne interchange, in central Israel.
The two were killed when their car hit the back of a truck and ended up crushed underneath it. A team of emergency personnel from Magen David Adom that arrived at the scene confirmed the deaths of the two, who had been trapped inside the car.
The police are looking into the circumstances of the accident, which led to heavy traffic jams in the area.
In the past 24 hours, 161 people have been injured in accidents on Israel's roads, three of them seriously. Since the start of the year, 320 people have been killed in car accidents across Israel.
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