4.5 years for bus driver who killed five

By
January 23, 2012 13:11

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Akko Traffic Court sentenced a 26-year-old man to 54 months in prison on Monday, following his conviction for criminally negligent manslaughter, reckless driving and causing damage to people and property.

Five people were killed and dozens more injured when the Egged bus 361 Ghanem Bahajat was driving collided with a large truck at the Gilon Junction on May 13, 2010.

The victims were 62-year-old Asher Nidam;  Zaki Yitzhak Zohar, 56; Major Saleh Abdullah, a 42-year-old Prison Service officer; Sgt. Inna Svardelov, 21; and Captain Aviv El-Dan, 25.

Bahajat, who was arrested immediately after the accident, admitted the charges against him. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Kaufman also banned Bahajat from holding a driver's license for the next 20 years.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Woman killed in hit and run near Havat Gilad outpost

By JPOST.COM STAFF