13 Israelis injured in multiple car crashes across Israel

Two Israelis were critically injured and 10 were seriously to lightly injured in car crashes south of Beersheba and in the Negev.

A smashed car following the accident near Tidhar Junction in the Negev on January 21, 2022 (photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
A smashed car following the accident near Tidhar Junction in the Negev on January 21, 2022
(photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)

12 Israelis, including 2 in critical condition, were injured in two separate car crashes in southern Israel on Friday.

Two were critically injured and a further seven were lightly injured in a crash between a minibus and a private vehicle at Tidhar Junction in the Negev.

One of the two critically injured was trapped inside his car and had to be rescued by an Israel Fire and Rescue services firefighting crew. All injured were rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

An Israel Police traffic accident investigator has opened a probe into the circumstances of the incident.

Traffic jams seen on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/FLASH90)Traffic jams seen on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/FLASH90)

Additionally, three Israelis in their 20s were seriously injured in a car crash on Highway 40 south of Beersheba on Friday.

Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics treated the three at the scene and rushed them to Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba for further treatment.

On Saturday, a 23-year-old motorcycle driver was moderately injured while riding in an open field near moshav Nordia in the Sharon, according to Israeli media. MDA paramedics treated the man and rushed him to Laniado Medical Center in Netanya for further treatment.