Holocaust survivor dies from hit-and-run injuries

Fania Feizelberg was struck three weeks ago while being pushed in wheelchair on Haifa sidewalk; suspect set to stand trial.

By
May 16, 2012 09:20
1 minute read.
[illustrative photo]

police arrest handcuffs suspect cops criminal 311 (R). (photo credit: Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

An elderly hit-and-run victim died of her injuries on Wednesday, three weeks after being struck by a car in Haifa, and days before the suspect’s trial was due to begin.

Holocaust survivor Fania Feizelberg, 82, was being pushed along in a wheelchair on the sidewalk by her daughter when both were struck from behind.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The 61-year-old daughter, Larissa Goldenberg, remains hospitalized in moderate condition.

The trial of the 23-year-old suspect, Moran Maron of Haifa, was due to begin this week, though now state prosecutors have asked for a delay so that they can amend the charges in light of the death.

Police said that after the accident he abandoned his vehicle near the scene and fled on foot. Police launched a wide-scale search before Maron turned himself in.

During the initial investigation, the suspect refused to speak to police.

Maron has a record of property theft, drugs and driving offenses despite having his license revoked.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


Two additional suspects who sat in the vehicle as passengers were also charged.

The charge sheet specified how the three continued driving without stopping to offer assistance, abandoning their vehicle near a Haifa beach in the Bat Galim area.

Before leaving the car behind, the suspects allegedly removed its license plates to avoid being caught.

Maron faces charges of abandoning the scene of an accident with casualties, driving without a license, negligent driving, endangering lives and causing harm to others.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN