Three killed in less than 12 hours in road accidents

There are currently 40,000 Israelis driving the country’s highways and byways with invalidated licenses, road safety advocacy group says.

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November 26, 2013 03:20
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Three people were killed in less than 12 hours in road accidents across the country on Monday.

In the center of Tel Aviv, a 55-year-old man riding a motorcycle was hit by a car and thrown from his vehicle on north Ibn Gvirol Street.

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The man was moderately wounded and taken to Sourasky Medical Center, where he died not long after.

Tel Aviv police said they have opened an investigation into the accident and believe one of the vehicles veered out of its lane for an unclear reason, causing the collision.

In Rishon Lezion, 83-year-old Meir Solomon was crossing Mordei Hagetaot street in the city when he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision. Police are still looking for the driver of the car that hit Solomon, and no arrests have yet been made.

In the South, a 66-year-old bike rider was hit by a tractor-trailer and killed at the Goral junction just north of Beersheba. The driver of the truck, a 46-year-old resident of northern Israel, was taken for questioning by police.

Also on Monday, a 20-yearold woman was hit by a tractor- trailer on Highway 40 near the Komemiyut junction.



She was taken from the scene by a helicopter in serious condition, police said Monday afternoon.

There are currently 40,000 Israelis driving the country’s highways and byways with invalidated licenses, a road safety advocacy group claimed on Monday.

According to figures released by the Or Yarok Association for Safer Driving, the state has failed to compile an organized database with a list of names of those who have been stripped of driving privileges due to traffic offenses.

A parliamentary committee devoted to public complaints will tackle the issue on Thursday.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report

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