(photo credit: Channel 2)
Eight people were injured in a serious car accident involving three cars between Ma'ale Adumim and the Dead Sea.
A woman was fatally injured and was treated by rescue forces that arrived at the scene. Five others were still trapped in their cars, sources said.
The accident occurred when the driver of a car coming from Ma'ale Adumim lost control and crashed into an oncoming car coming from direction of the Dead Sea. A third car driving behind the car coming from the Dead Sea crashed into the car ahead of him.
Several children were reported to be among the injured.
An IAF helicopter was on its way to evacuate the injured.
Traffic was blocked on both sides of the road in the area of the accident.
Earlier Friday, three people were killed in road accidents in the north, the south and the Shfela.
In one of the fatal accidents, in the Western Galilee, a 62-year-old resident of the area was hit by a car when she crossed the road, while in Rehovot, a 70-year-old man was killed in similar circumstances.
In the third accident, on Route 3, near Revadim, a driver was killed when his car was hit by a bus.