Three Haifa Residents Killed in Car Accident in Israel's North

Police say the passengers lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip

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The scene of the accident at Tamra Junction, on Saturday.
The scene of the accident at Tamra Junction, on Saturday.Credit: Magen David Adom

Three Haifa residents were killed on Saturday night when their vehicle flipped near Tamra in the Lower Galillee.

The three men have been identified as Mahmoud Kalak, Maher Hammad and Rajeh Hijazi, all believed to be around 20.

Maher Hammad.

Police stated that the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car,  deviated from his lane, hit the sidewalk and guardrail, and eventually hit a concrete pillar, flipping the car. A medic at the scene said it seems the car "flipped several times."

Road accident investigators are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Rajeh Hijazi.

It was clear that the passengers were unconscious and "showed no signs of life" by the time that paramedics arrived, Mazor said.

An additional accident occurred on Saturday at the Ofarim junction in the West Bank between a car with Israeli passengers and another with Palestinian passengers.

A six-year-old Israeli boy, his 9-year-old sister, and two Palestinian men from the village of Shukba west of Ramallah were killed, and a 30-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were seriously injured. The wounded were evacuated by paramedics to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.