Police question Israel Railways CEO

Lintchevsky asked about implementation of safety procedures in railway system.

October 10, 2006 12:09
Police question Israel Railways CEO

Train wreck 298 ch 10. (photo credit: Channel 10)

Israel Railways CEO Ofer Lintchevsky was questioned under warning Tuesday morning by a special police investigative team to determine the cause of the June train accident near Beit Yehushua that killed five people and injured 90. Lintchevsky was reportedly asked about the implementation of safety procedures in the railway system. What's new on JPost.com Police said that dozens of people have already been questioned regarding the Beit Yehoshua accident, including senior Israel Railways employees. The collision occurred when veterinarian Yonatan Va'adia's Isuzu pickup truck stalled on the railroad tracks following a collision between his vehicle and a second pickup that was traveling in the opposite direction. Va'adia was charged with manslaughter, causing an accident, and failure to maintain control of his vehicle. The veterinarian's blood, tested shortly after the collision, revealed that there was a medication that resembled Valium in his system.

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