Two Motorists Die in Separate Weekend Traffic Accidents

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Two men were killed in separate traffic accidents over the weekend.

Muhammed Rashid, 30, from the village of Naura, near Afula, died yesterday when his motorcycle collided with a car.

Rashid was riding with a group of motorcyclists on Route 89, between the Tzuriel and Hurfeish junctions, near Ma'alot in the Western Galilee.

Accident investigators say Rashid swerved while negotiating a curve, colliding with a BMW car. He died of his injuries shortly after being admitted to Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya.

On Friday afternoon a 55-year-old man from the Sharon area died of injuries he sustained when his car collided with a tow truck that was parked at the side of the coastal highway, near the Hasira exit in Herzliya.

The victim was driving southbound when he lost control of his Renault vehicle, which overturned and hit the tow truck. Investigators have not yet determined why he swerved out of his lane.

The driver, who was critically injured in the crash, was prounounced dead by Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene.

Initial findings by police investigators indicate that the tow truck was parked legally, near a roadside restaurant.

"It's hard to know what caused the driver of the car to lose control. At this point, we have not found a logical reason," a police source said.