Arava road car crash victims laid to rest

Condition of sole survivor, one-year-old Ofri Schwartz, improves.

May 13, 2011 12:45
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Magen David Adom ambulances 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

Solomon Schwartz, 66, his son Erez Schwartz, 36, his daughter-in-law Sarit Schwartz, 32, and their son Amit Schwartz, four were buried in the Ashdod cemetery on Friday afternoon.

On Thursday, the four family members were killed when their car lost control, crashed into a bus, and split into two on the Arava Road near Kibbutz Grofit, en route to Eilat.

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The condition of one-year-old Ofri Schwartz, the sole survivor, improved on Friday morning, according to doctors at Soroka University Medical Center. She underwent successful stomach surgery but was still in serious condition.

Eight other people were injured in the accident, with one seriously injured and the others lightly hurt. They were treated by an Magen David Adom team at the scene.

Two young men were killed and five people were injured in a road accident on Saturday morning near the Tel Arad intersection on Route 31 in the South.

The injured, all in their 20s, were taken to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.

One was in critical condition, another moderately injured and three lightly injured.

According to the initial investigation, a car swerved from its lane and hit another car head-on. The investigators did not rule out the possibility that the first driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel, but they were examining the possibility that the accident was caused by a technical failure.

Overnight Friday, a foreign worker was killed when the tractor he was driving overturned on the road between Kibbutz Urim and Kibbutz Re’im, about 30 km. west of Beersheba. Another worker who was with him was lightly injured.

Also on Friday, an 80-yearold man who was run over by a car in Rishon Lezion died in hospital. His wife, who was also hit by the car, died earlier.

Police were investigating.

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