Mother, 5 children injured in car accident near Shoham
LAST UPDATED: 03/21/2011 17:44
Car slams into semi-trailer truck leaving boy, 10, in critical condition; mother, four children, aged 1, 4, 7, 8, in moderate to serious condition.
Deadly traffic accident [illustrative photo] Photo: ZAKA / Tzvika Level
A mother and five children were injured in a severe road accident between a private car and a semi-trailer truck at the entrance to Shoham on Route 444 on Monday.
accident left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. The four other children, aged one, four, seven and eight, were left in moderate to serious
condition. The mother was listed in moderate condition.
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Magen David Adom Ayalon crews evacuated the five to Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.
to initial investigations, the semi-trailer was traveling on Route 444
in the direction of Shoam. Apparently due to heavy traffic, the truck
halted to a stop near the entrance of the community. As a result, the
private car in which the family and four children were riding in, slammed into the rear of the truck's trailer.
Traffic investigators found no signs of tire marks on the road which
would indicate that the brakes were applied prior to the collision,
leading them to believe that the car slammed into the trailer without
decelerating or attempting to swerve out of the way.
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