4 dead in Sat. night car crashes

Man drives into pole in Tel Aviv; car with three flips over near Dead Sea.

March 7, 2010 07:18
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Car crash

Car crash. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Four people lost their lives on Israel's roads on Saturday, bringing the total number of this weekend's fatalities to ten.

One man was killed and another injured after the car they were travelling in crashed overnight Saturday in Tel Aviv.

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According to police, enforcement officers requested to see the driver's license on Rehov Hamasger, but the latter fled and eventually plowed his car into a pole. Police believe the man, who was without a valid license, was intoxicated.

Earlier on Saturday night two men and a woman died after the vehicle they were traveling in flipped over on Route 90 by the Dead Sea.

Magen David Adom teams alerted to the scene were forced to pronounce their death. Police were investigating the circumstances of the accident.

On Friday, six Palestinians died after their car swerved into the opposite lane and crashed into an IDF armored vehicle.

The incident occurred early Friday evening on Highway 60, near the West Bank settlement of Ofra.

Apparently, the Palestinian car had a flat tire, causing it to divert from its course.

Five of the Palestinians were at first reported to be critically injured, but were subesequently pronounced dead at the scene. The sixth was seriously injured in the accident and succumbed to his wounds at the Ramallah hospital.

The four IDF soldiers who were inside the Hummer sustained light injuries and were transferred to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Police were investigating the incident, and the highway was blocked to traffic.

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