Pedestrian, 50, killed crossing highway near Kiryat Gat

October 17, 2010 18:05


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A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed Sunday afternoon along a highway between the communities of Shahar and Otzem, near Kiryat Gat.

The female victim was hit by a car, which overturned in the accident, lightly wounding the driver.

According to the Magen David Adom crew that found the woman, she was hit after crossing the highway in an area with now crosswalk and was found splayed out on the ground unconscious, without a heartbeat or a pulse. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon and will be questioned by police after she is released from the hospital.

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