Less than a week after he allegedly hit two female joggers with his all-terrain
vehicle before speeding off into the night, a 23-yearold man was brought for a
remand extension on Wednesday, where police named him as the prime suspect in
the hit and run.
During the hearing at the Rehovot Magistrate’s Court,
the judge extended the remand of Yaniv Feirovskine of Moshav Ganei Yohanan, near
Rehovot, by four days, saying that there is reasonable suspicion that he was
involved in the crime and could try to hamper the investigation if
If indicted, Feirovskine could face charges of abandonment
after causing grave bodily harm.
Feirovskine, who has no criminal record,
reportedly admitted to police that he was riding his ATV in the area of Kibbutz
Givat Brenner around the time of the accident, but denied that he was the one
who hit the two runners. Police also reportedly have video surveillance footage
taken from cameras at Kibbutz Givat Brenner that show Feirovskine riding his ATV
on their property around the time of the accident.
A manhunt was launched
shortly after the accident Friday night, which left two runners, including
Olympic hopeful Radat Baltah, moderately and seriously wounded on a dirt path
next to Kibbutz Givat Brenner’s fields.
Members of the 15- strong running
team said that the ATV driver sped by them kicking up a large cloud of dust.
They said that after they signaled him to slow down he turned around and drove
back, slamming into both runners intentionally before driving off.