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A 23-year-old man indicted after a Haifa hit-and-run accident will now face
additional charges after one of the victims died, the Haifa District Attorney’s
Office said on Thursday.
Moran Maron was charged on May 7 with abandoning
an injured person and disrupting the investigation regarding the accident, in
which an elderly woman and her daughter were injured.
indictment charges Maron with causing death by negligence, which carries a
maximum three-year prison term.
In a request to the court to add the new
charge on Thursday, Haifa Deputy District Attorney Eran Bar-On said that one of
the two victims, 83-year-old Faina Feinzilberg, had died from her injuries in
the city’s Rambam Medical Center on Wednesday. Since the accident, Feinzilberg
had been kept under deep sedation and was on a respirator, Bar-On
Two other men, Anton Asfur, 21, and Roget Gallianos, 23 – both
alleged to be passengers in the car at the time of the accident, have also been
According to the indictment, the accident occurred on Aliya
Street in Haifa on April 21, when Maron swerved his car onto the sidewalk and
smashed into Feinzilberg, a wheelchair user, and her 62-year-old daughter,
Feinzilberg and Goldenberg were both seriously
injured, and were rushed to hospital each with multiple fractures and head
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However, instead of stopping to help the two women or call an
ambulance, Moran, Asfur and Gallianos drove to the beach near the Bat Galim
neighborhood, the indictment said, where they ripped off the car’s license
plates and fled.
Allegedly, Maron had been at the wheel even though he
had previously been disqualified and did not have an insurance policy for his
In addition to the new charge of causing death by negligence, Moran
is charged under the 1961 Traffic Ordinance with abandonment after injuring a
person, driving while disqualified, driving without due care and attention,
endangering life and causing injury, as well as other traffic
Asfur and Gallianos are both charged under the Traffic
Ordinance with failing to call emergency services after an accident, and under
the Penal Code with obstructing justice and changing the identity of a vehicle.
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