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Two bicyclists, both Rishon Lezion residents in their 60s, were
killed Saturday morning after being hit by a car on Route 3 near Nahal
The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was returning from a night out in
Ashdod with a friend when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel,
veering onto the shoulder and striking a group of riders. He has been detained for questioning.
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In addition to the two dead, 5 other
riders were injured. Two of those injured were in moderate to serious
condition, and the other three sustained light injuries. All of the
injured were taken to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot for treatment.
Friday night, two other bicyclists were found unconscious and in serious condition near Kiryat Malachi.
MDA paramedics treated the men on the scene before evacuating them to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer with head wounds.