One killed, 3 hurt in head-on collision near Afula

August 26, 2011 18:06


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One person was killed , two others were seriously wounded and a fourth man was moderately hurt in a head-on collision between a truck and a car near Tel Yosef on Route 71 between Beit She'an and Afula on Friday.

MDA paramedics treated the wounded on the scene. The man who was killed had been trapped in the vehicle in critical condition when paramedics arrived, but he died of his wounds on the scene. The seriously injured people were evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa and the driver of the truck, who was in moderate condition, was evacuated by ambulance to Hamek Hospital in Afula.

MDA paramedics reported that the man killed was in his thirties. The seriously wounded people were listed as a man in his fifties and an approximately 17-year-old youth with stomach and chest injuries.

Police stated that the accident occurred when the car containing three people collided with the truck for unknown reasons. Route 71 remained closed to traffic in the aftermath of the accident.

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