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.