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2 women struck down during Holocaust siren
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April 19, 2012 18:14
Women hit by cars as they pull over to observe two-minute Holocaust siren; teacher collapses during school ceremony.
Magen David Adom ambulances [file]

Magen David Adom ambulances 311. (photo credit:Reuters)

Two women were struck down by cars as they stood on a roadside to observe the Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial siren on Thursday, in separate locations.

The first woman, 41, was hit by a car after she pulled her own vehicle over on the eastbound lane on Route 44 between Jaffa and Ramle to observe the siren. Traffic Police suspect that the driver who hit her from behind did not spot the woman in time.



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The woman was rushed to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon in moderate to serious condition. Police are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, at the same time, a 65-year-old woman was struck by a car in Beersheba as she stood to observe the siren.

Police said the woman pulled over to a section of a road reserved for buses before being struck from behind.

Paramedics evacuated her to Soroka University Medical Center in serious condition.

Meanwhile, a 54-year-old female teacher collapsed and died during a Holocaust memorial ceremony at an Ashdod high school on Thursday morning. Colleagues said the teacher reported feeling unwell before collapsing.

High school pupils who are volunteers in the Magen David Adom paramedic service attempted to revive her until an ambulance arrived. She was pronounced dead by doctors at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
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