police car 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Police were searching on Saturday for a hit-and-run driver who killed a
26-year-old man in Lod in front of his wife on Friday.
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Ilan Sirik was
struck down as he and his wife were crossing the city’s Einstein
His wife said she saw the car, a dark-colored Mazda Lantis, stop
for a moment, before fleeing the scene. The couple had been walking toward the
Lod train station on their way to their home in Ashdod.
appealed for the driver to turn himself in, adding that if he doesn’t they will
be able to track him down soon.
Magen David Adom paramedics tried to
revive Sirik en route to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin. He was
pronounced dead soon after arrival.
In the minutes after the incident,
police set up roadblocks around Lod in an effort to capture the
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On Friday night, a policeman in Tel Aviv opened fire at the
wheels of a suspicious vehicle driving erratically on a crowded road.
vehicle, containing four youths from the North, had been ordered to stop, but
the driver sped away, police said.
The gunshots failed to stop the car,
and it drove through intersections at high speed, including through a red light
on Dizengoff Street. The driver soon lost control, and smashed into a sidewalk
bench on Dizengoff, lightly injuring a couple sitting on it.
occupants of the car were arrested. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the
couple to the city’s Ichilov Hospital.
Police have opened an inquiry, as
is standard practice following the use of firearms on duty.
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