Acre driver 311.
(photo credit: Israel Police)
An additional victim has died as a result of a truck that plowed into a bus station in Acre on Thursday. IDF soldier Lieutenant Michal Zohar, 20, succumbed to her wounds at Nahariya Hospital overnight Thursday. She suffered severe head trauma.
The name of the IDF soldier who also died in the incident was identified as 20-year-old Staff Sergeant Kayzel Iman. He will be laid to rest on Sunday in Kfar Marar.
332 killed on roads so far this year; increase of 11%
Driving the message home
Knesset marks National Road Safety Awareness DayThe incident occurred Thursday evening when a truck driver smashed his vehicle into a bus stop near Acre's train station. Three people were severely injured and six additional people were in light to moderate condition. All of the casualties, suffering a variety of injuries, were evacuated
to the Nahariya Hospital. Some of the most
critically injured bystanders were subsequently airlifted by Magen David
Adom to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The driver has been identified as 45-year-old Gabriel Hen.
His remand was extended to November 21 Friday morning.
in the North have said Hen, a Jewish resident of Acre, told
detectives during questioning that he deliberately rammed his truck into
the bus stop.
"The Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency] and the police killed my kid,"
the suspect told police during interrogation, when asked to explain his
A subsequent police check revealed that the man has two children, both
of whom are alive and well.
After the incident, the driver fled the scene on foot, and got as far as a kilometer before being arrested by police.
On Friday night, Channel 2 reported that police had described Hen as suffering from a long history of mental illness.
According to authorities, Hen's mental problems were severe enough to
have warranted institutionalization and that he had not received a
sufficient degree of treatment before he drove his vehicle into the bus
stop on Thursday. Police said the background to the attack
The incident was attended to by senior police brass including northern police district head, Cmdr. Shimon Koren.
Koren told reporters on the scene that the driver had left a trail of
carnage behind him, colliding with vehicles before crashing into a bus