Girl killed in Yom Kippur bike accident

MDA teams treat 1,953 people including 231 bike riders and 87 people who felt ill during the fast.

September 22, 2007 21:11
Girl killed in Yom Kippur bike accident

bike 224.88. (photo credit: Sarah Levin [file])

A nine-year-old girl was killed during Yom Kippur in the northern Israel community of Kfar Tavor while riding her bike. The girl was hit by an all-terrain vehicle, driven by a 20-year-old from Kfar Shibli and sustained fatal wounds as a result. She was rushed to Ha'Emek Hospital in Afula but doctors were unable to save her life. The driver, who was lightly injured, was arrested by police. During Yom Kippur, when streets are empty of cars and scores of children ride their bikes, MDA teams treated 1,953 people, of them 231 bicycle riders, 87 who felt ill during the fast while 118 women were taking to hospital after going into labor.

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