Soccer Star Turned Broadcaster Hurt in Suspicious Accident

Zohar's two children, who were in the back seat of the car, also sustained light injuries from broken glass.

Itzik Zohar, the retired soccer player who is currently a sports commentator for the Sport 5 television network, was lightly injured Friday evening after the vehicle he was driving overturned near the Wolfson interchange on the Ayalon Freeway in Holon. He was later treated for a broken hand.

Moti Kimche

Zohar's two children, who were in the back seat of the car, also sustained light injuries from broken glass.

The accident occurred after one of the tires came loose, causing the car to flip over. Witnesses immediately called for a Magen David Adom ambulance, and rescue crews began administering care to Zohar and his children. They were later driven to Wolfson Hospital in Holon for further evaluation. The vehicle was badly damaged as a result of the accident.

Police plan to summon Zohar to answer questions about the accident. Investigators are considering the possibility that the dislodged tire was the result of sabotage, since Zohar's vehicle is new and the likelihood of a tire coming loose is very remote.

In 2005, Zohar retired from professional soccer after an 18-year career. He is best remembered for his days with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the club for which he starred in the early 1990s. He also played professionally in Belgium and made 31 career appearances for the Israel national soccer team.