Bulldozer runs car off W. Bank road

Police say incident near Havat Gilad was accident, not terror attack.

March 8, 2010 21:52
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Bulldozer runs car off W. Bank road

tractor bulldozer attack 248 aj. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozlimski)

Police on Monday night said that an initial investigation suggested that an incident in which a bulldozer driven by a Palestinian man struck an Israeli vehicle and caused a second motorist to swerve into a road ditch was not an attempted terror attack.

Two people were lightly injured in the
Monday evening incident, near the Havat Gilad outpost, southwest of Nablus.

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The driver whose vehicle was struck, a resident of Kadumim, was lightly injured, and continued onwards, stopping only after he reached the Jeit junction.

A second Israeli vehicle driven by a woman, a resident of Yitzhar, swerved to the side of the road after noticing the tractor parked in the middle of her path, in an effort to avoid a collision, police said.

Conflicting reports emerged in the minutes after the incident, with some reports saying the second vehicle was chased and deliberately struck by the tractor driver.

The woman's vehicle crashed into a road ditch, and she sustained light injuries.

She was evacuated to the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

Police and IDF forces arrived at the scene and launched a search for the driver, who fled the scene on foot heading towards the village of Tel, police said.

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