MDA on the scene 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy MDA)
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
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.
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
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
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
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