23-year-old man killed in car accident near Taibeh

Three other people were critically injured.

Fatal car accident near Karmiel (photo credit: COURTESY MDA)
Fatal car accident near Karmiel
(photo credit: COURTESY MDA)

A 23-year-old man was killed in a collision between two vehicles early Saturday morning near Taibeh, an arab city 12 km. northeast of Kfar Saba.

MDA medics and paramedics who arrived on the scene confirmed the man's death and provided medical treatment to three other people, all in their 20s, who were critically injured in the accident.

The injured were evacuated to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba and Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva

Police are currently investigating the circumstances of the accident, its spokeswoman stated.

Last year, 361 people were killed in road accidents in Israel, according to Ynet. The man killed on Saturday was likely the first in the country to die in a car accident in 2022.

Car accident on road number four. (credit: MDA)Car accident on road number four. (credit: MDA)

2021 was the deadliest year on the road out of the last four in Israel, according to a report released by the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA).

This is a developing story.