(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])
A man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Netanya on Friday. The man, approximately 70-years-old, was walking on Lilienblum Street when a car went up on the curb and hit him, at which point the driver got out of the car and ran away.
The pedestrian was trapped under the car for several minutes, before a rescue team was able to release him. An MDA team pronounced him dead. Police opened an investigation into the incident and began searching the area for the driver.
On Tuesday, Police said a breakthrough occurred in an investigation into the hit-and-run
that left a 19-year-old soldier dead last Saturday near Yokne’am.
driver and five passengers were arrested in connection with the incident, police
said, following the partial lifting of a media ban.
vehicles are being examined” to see if they were involved in the accident that
killed the soldier, Amnesh Yasatzu, who was walking out of a gas station when
she was struck.
Police suspect one vehicle struck Yasatzu down, before
three other vehicles ran over her.
One woman later came forward to tell
police she felt she “struck something” while driving along Route 66 in the
“We’re asking other drivers who were involved to come forward
before our investigations team reaches them through forensic findings,” a police
The spokesman did not say whether police thought the van
driver was the first to hit the soldier or not.
The Nazareth Magistrate’s
Court allowed the release of limited information regarding the investigation on
Tuesday, following a closeddoor session.
Judge Osaila Abu Assad said
there has been progress in the investigation, and there will be more arrests to
A gag order remains on other details of the investigation.Yaakov Lappin and Joanna Paraszczuk contributed to this report