A woman was critically injured after her car was hit by a moving train not far from Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael in the north on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, the woman apparently tried to drive across the tracks after the barrier meant to prevent cars from crossing had already descended. An initial police investigation concluded that the car got stuck on the track without enough time for the driver to escape the vehicle.
The train was traveling from the northern town of Nahariya southward. Police closed off traffic in the area. The victim was evacuated to Hillel Yafe hospital in Hadera.