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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
A series of tragic traffic accidents claimed six lives on Thursday, in one of the deadliest single days on Israeli roads in recent months.
Three of those killed were motorcyclists, each of whom died in separate accidents. The first occurred in the Upper Galilee, near the Rosh Pina junction when a motorcycle hit a car.
A Magen David Adom team that arrived at the scene attempted to resuscitate the man but was unsuccessful. The driver of the car, who was lightly injured, was evacuated to a hospital in Safed.
The second motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the Golan Heights. Paramedics pronounced the man dead shortly after arriving on the scene.
The last motorcyclist died in Modi'in later in the afternoon, when he reportedly lost control while driving on Route 443. Again, paramedics pronounced the man dead on the scene after failing to resuscitate him.
Elsewhere, two people were killed in a collision between a truck and a car near the Negev army base of Nevatim. In addition, a 56-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk near Rahat.
In addition to the fatalities, over 130 people were wounded in various other car accidents throughout the country in the past 24 hours.