One dead, 7 injured in collision north of Jericho

A man in his 50s and another passenger, in his 30s, were trapped in their overturned car following a head-on collision with a Palestinian vehicle.

April 27, 2014 01:41

The overturned car involved in the head-on collision on Highway 90.. (photo credit: NEWS 24)

A man was killed late Saturday night in a serious car accident with a Palestinian vehicle on Highway 90, north of Jericho.

A man in his mid 50s, driving an Israeli vehicle, was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 90, near the village of Auja, Magen David Adom reported.

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He and another passenger, in his 30s, were trapped in the overturned car. The surviving passenger had serious injuries and was evacuated by helicopter to Hadassah Medical Center.

Two other passengers, around the age of 21, were lightly injured and evacuated by ambulance to Hadassah Medical Center.

From the Palestinian vehicle, a couple in their 30s and two children, aged five and seven, were lightly injured and treated on the scene by Red Crescent paramedics.

Dvir Adani, one of the Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived on the scene, described seeing an overturned vehicle with two people trapped inside, one dead and the other unconscious.

“It was a very difficult scene with a number of vehicles involved. Fire and Rescue Services and ZAKA were needed at the scene as well,” Adani said.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.

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