Traffic jam 370.
(photo credit: reuters)
Three people were killed and nine were injured in a collision involving no fewer
than seven vehicles in the South on Wednesday.
Traffic Police suspect the
accident began when a driver slowed down near the village of Nizna, on a road in
the southern Negev, due to poor visibility caused by a sand storm, before other
vehicles crashed into him.
Magen David Adom evacuated one critically
injured person and another seriously injured person to Soroka University Medical
Center in Beersheba. A further seven people were hospitalized, three in moderate
condition and four with light injuries.
Five trucks and two other large
vehicles were involved in the accident, police said.
Eye witnesses said
an army truck was the vehicle that slowed down because of poor visibility,
before being struck by a minibus ferrying workers from Rahat. More collisions