Seven killed in accidents over holiday weekend

Four die after car turns over near Kinneret; driver who killed girl aged 17 suspected of drinking alcohol.

September 13, 2007 18:16
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Four people were killed Thursday when the car they were traveling in turned over on Route 90 near Lake Kinneret. At approximately 5 p.m. the driver, Farid Basharat, 67, lost control of his vehicle, causing it to flip over near the Ginosar Junction, instantly killing himself and his passengers - his wife Basama aged 72, Farid's sister, Jamila Bashara, aged 58, and her husband Raja aged 60. Police opened an investigation into the incident. In a separate accident, a driver who appeared to have been driving over the speed limit crashed into a road barrier on Route 224, between the Negev Junction and the road to Yeroham. Katya Mutznik, aged 17 from Yeroham, was killed as a result of the crash. An initial investigation into the incident found that the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol. Another passenger, who was lightly injured in the crash, attacked policemen who were alerted to the scene. The man was arrested after receiving medical treatment. A woman was killed and another lightly injured Saturday after they fell off an all-terrain vehicle near Palmahim Beach. Meanwhile, three cars collided at Magal Junction near Hadera, instantly killing a 20-year-old man and leaving three others in moderate to serious condition. All of the victims were evacuated to Hadera's Hillel Yaffe Hospital.

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