Police search for driver in deadly hit-and-run

Security guard killed in W. Bank accident; suspect driving Palestinian vehicle trying to sneak workers across Green Line.

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September 9, 2012 10:40
Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance

MDA 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Police were searching for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run accident Sunday morning that killed a 50-year-old Israeli man on the 505 highway in the West Bank.

The victim, who worked as the security officer at the West Bank settlement of Sha'arei Tikva was reportedly recording a Palestinian vehicle trying to sneak illegal workers across the Green line when the vehicle transporting them ran him down and fled the scene.

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Paramedics evacuated the man from the scene, but he succumbed to his wounds on the way to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Police have launched a manhunt for the driver of the vehicle, which was reportedly stolen. They have added that they do not believe that the incident was a terror attack but that the investigation is examining all possibilities.

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