Police release bus driver involved in fatal bus accident

May 18, 2010 18:27


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The driver of an Egged bus that collided with a truck on Thursday afternoon causing 5 casualties, has been released to house arrest by Police.

The accident occurred at the Gilon junction on Route 85, between Karmiel and Acre. The bus, which departed from Haifa, was en route to Safed when it ploughed into the left side of a semi-trailer truck, which was parked on a narrow stretch of shoulder along the highway. The truck had pulled over after being involved in a minor accident with a car, said Asst.-Cmdr. Yisrael Jibli, head of the Traffic Police.

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