Two pedestrians were killed while crossing the road on Thursday, in a Haifa suburb.
Police detained a 23-year-old female driver who suspected of killing 61-year-old Ela Nistov and the other pedestrian.
The suspect was lightly injured in the accident, and was being treated at Haifa's Rambam Hospital.
After further investigation, police discovered that the suspect's
license had been suspended in February 2010 for two months. She did
not reinstate her license and is being considered as having driven
without a valid license.
According to police, the vehicle traveling northwards hit the two
pedestrians as they crossed the street at the cross walk. Police are
currently investigating whether the suspect ran a red light.
One of the women was killed at the scene, while the other was critically
A MDA team arrived at the scene, but was unable to save the critically
injured woman. She succumbed to her wounds a short while later and was
pronounced dead at the scene.