Former Israel Railways CEO charged over Beit Yehoshua crash

March 17, 2010 16:44

Former Israel Railways CEO Ofer Lintchevsky was charged Wednesday with causing death by negligence for a deadly train collision at Beit Yehoshua.

Five people were killed and 80 were injured in the June 2006 incident when the train plowed into a vehicle blocking a crossing and derailed.

Prosecutors said that “despite previous train accidents, Lintchevsky didn’t bother learning the lessons and finding a solution which would have prevented similar instances in the future.”

Two others Israel Railways officials - Harel Levy and Yuval Blum - have already been charged in the case, as well as the vehicle’s driver, veterinarian Yonatan Va'adia, whose blood, tested shortly after the collision, revealed that there was a valium-related medication in his system.

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