Four killed in traffic accidents in North, South

Accident in western Negev sees two trapped inside car; head on collision in Hatzor Haglilit kills couple, injures baby.

May 23, 2013 21:37
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Traffic accident in Israel [Illustrative]

Traffic Accident 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Israel Police)

Four people were killed on Thursday in traffic accidents in the North and South.

In the afternoon, two people, a woman aged 39 and a 42-year-old man, were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a private car on the road outside Kfar Mimon in the western Negev.

The two killed were trapped inside the car and had to be evacuated from the mangled vehicles by rescue personnel.

Another passenger was taken to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba in serious condition.

Police said initial findings indicate that one of the cars veered out of its lane into oncoming traffic and hit the other vehicle head on.

Also on Thursday, Dalia Malul, 40, and Ofra Muler, 69, were killed in a head-on collision between two cars in the industrial district of Hatzor Haglilit in the North.

Four other people were also hurt in the accident, including an eight-month-old baby who was lightly hurt and a seven-year-old who was moderately wounded.

On Thursday evening at the Shilo junction in the West Bank, a two-year-old Palestinian child was seriously wounded and two other Palestinians were lightly wounded in a collision between a private car and a truck, both of which were registered in the Palestinian territories.

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