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Traffic police have arrested a man from Lod on suspicion of being linked to a
hit-and-run accident on Friday night that killed a young man as he crossed the
street with his wife.
The suspect, 35, was taken into custody on Sunday
night, and police believe he was in the Mazda Lantis that struck Ilan Sirik on
the city’s Einstein Street.
The suspect denied all suspicions against him
during questioning on Monday.
The arrest came after police launched an
extensive search for the driver over the weekend.
Sikrik’s widow said she
saw the car stop for a moment before it fled the scene. The couple had been
walking toward the Lod train station on their way to their home in
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, police in the North arrested a
man on suspicion of being linked to a hit-and-run accident that left a man
The accident, which occurred on Saturday near
Nazareth, involved an all-terrain vehicle hitting a resident of Turan village
before speeding away.
Traffic police said they tracked down the vehicle
within 24 hours along with the suspected driver, a 21-year-old resident of the
village of Mashad.
Police said the suspect had previously had his license
revoked by a Traffic Court for serious driving violations.
confessed to being involved in the incident, police said.