2 killed, 8 injured in two separate car accidents

18-year-old killed, 5 injured as result of road race in Modi'in; police believe alcohol involved; 1 killed, 3 injured at Kfar Hayarok junction.

December 10, 2010 11:46
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Car Accident 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Two people were killed and eight were injured early Friday morning as a result of two separate car accidents in Modi'in and Ramat Hasharon.

In Modi'in, one person was killed and five were injured after a vehicle slammed into a pole and another overturned.

3,000 urban accidents blamed on drivers running red lights
332 killed on roads so far this year; increase of 11%
Child traffic deaths in Israel highest in developed world

Magen David Adom Ayalon crews evacuated the injured, one in moderate condition and four in light condition, to Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Shimon Peretz from Ramat Beit Shemesh.

According to initial police investigations, the two vehicles were apparently racing one another while on Menachem Begin street in the city, when one driver lost control and his vehicle veered into a pole. The other driver also lost control causing his vehicle to flip over.

Police believe both drivers were under the influence of alcohol. 

"We are focusing on two main points: whether the young drivers were under the influence of alcohol and whether the two were engaged in a race between one another," said Shay Mizrahi, head of the local traffic police told Army Radio. "It is still early to draw any conclusions about what happened."

In a separate incident around the same time, a young man was killed and three others were injured in a head-on road collision between two vehicles at the Kfar Hayarok junction in Ramat Hasharon on Friday.

The three wounded, one in serious condition and two in light condition, were evacuated to Belinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

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