(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
A train crashed into a stolen pickup truck left on railway tracks near the Beit
Yehoshua train station, south of Netanya, early on Wednesday.
suffered shock during the incident and was treated at the scene by Magen David
The pickup truck was split in two and crushed in the
collision, while the first car of the train derailed.
Police say thieves
stole the vehicle shortly before the accident from the village of Udim,
attempted to flee the area but became stranded on the railway lines. The
then abandoned the truck.
The train driver, Arkadi Golod, told Channel 10
news he had identified the vehicle on the tracks before sunrise, and
activated the emergency brakes. His swift response is credited with