Three killed in deadly day on Israel's roads

Deadly collisions occur on Highway 90 in the West Bank and Highway 232 in the Eshkol region.

December 14, 2014 16:08
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Car crash on Highway 90 in West Bank

Car crash on Highway 90 in West Bank. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Three Israelis were killed and several more injured in road accidents around the country Sunday.

A high-speed collision between a Palestinian truck and an Israeli pick-up truck in the morning left an Israeli and a Palestinian dead at the scene on Highway 90 in the West Bank.

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Magen David Adom paramedics said they received a call about the accident around 6:36 a.m. and arrived to find two people trapped inside the vehicles in critical condition. Five others were injured, including three seriously and two moderately.

The IDF medics helped treat the injured, who were airlifted by helicopter for further treatment, MDA said.

Paramedics reported that the two victims killed were a passenger in the back seat of the pick-up truck who was thrown into the front windshield, and a person in the passenger seat of the Palestinian truck. Both were killed instantly.

The spokesman for the Judea and Samaria District of the Israel Police said an initial probe of the accident indicated that the Israeli driver likely veered out of his lane, causing the collision.

A few hours later, a 30-yearold woman was killed and a 12-year-old boy badly injured when the car they were driving in was hit by a truck on Highway 232 in the Eshkol region in the South. The car was hit by the truck with such force that it was thrown off the road and into a ditch where the injured were trapped when paramedics arrived.

Police have opened in investigation into the accident.

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