Five people were killed Monday night in traffic accidents in northern and central Israel.
In one case, the bruised body of a 35-year-old man was found near a scooter that he had been riding on Jabotinsky Street in Tel Aviv. Police are investigating it as a possible hit-and-run.
In another incident, at 1 A.M., a car with five occupants hit a fence near Zichron Yaakov in the north. The 20-year-old driver was trapped in his seat and died. His four passengers were taken to hospitals, including a 25-year-old woman in serious condition with abdominal injuries, who was admitted to Hillel Yaffeh Medical Center in Hadera.
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The three others were taken to the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, among them a 35-year-old man in serious condition with head injuries, who was sedated and on a ventilator; a 20-year-old woman in moderate to serious condition with injuries to her upper torso; and a 20-year-old man in moderate condition with abdominal injuries.
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On Route 44 near Azur, just east of Tel Aviv, an accident took the lives of two motorcyclists, a 34-year-old woman from Holon and a 42-year-old man from Givatayim. The man died several hours after the accident of his injuries.
Elsewhere in the Tel Aviv area, on Route 40 near Petah Tikva, a 17-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a car.