4 killed in northern Israel car crash; 4 seriously injured

Victims are reportedly still trapped inside at least one of the vehicles.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 23, 2017 15:25

Car crash victims airlifted by helicpoter to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa (courtesy: RAMBAM MEDICAL CENTER)

Car crash victims airlifted by helicpoter to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa (courtesy: RAMBAM MEDICAL CENTER)

 
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Four people were killed in a car accident Monday near Karmiel in northern Israel, according to an Magen David Adom spokesperson.

Another four were reported to be in serious condition.

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The accident involved a private vehicle and a commercial shuttle.

Victims were reportedly still trapped inside at least one of the vehicles.

It is still unclear what caused the incident and police have opened an investigation.

Shmulik Avraham, Director of Emergency and Security Protocols at United Hatzalah reported from the scene that "When I arrived at the scene I saw a motor vehicle accident involving two large vehicles, one of which was a mini-bus. Three of the people in one of the cars were pronounced dead at the scene."

"Approximately ten people who were in the mini-bus suffered a variety of injuries," he added. "They were treated on scene by United Hatzalah EMS volunteers and first responders. Some of them were transported by private ambulances to the nearest hospital while the more urgent cases were transported by helicopter. Fire and Rescue teams were working to extricate victims from one of the vehicles."





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