Road collision between truck and car leaves two dead

"The private vehicle that stood on the side of the road in which the wounded were trapped was completely crushed."

 Road collision between truck and car leaves two dead. (photo credit: MDA)
Road collision between truck and car leaves two dead.
(photo credit: MDA)

Two men in their 20s died on Thursday morning from a road collision between a truck and a private vehicle on Highway 85 in the Galilee.

The truck driver was taken to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya with light injuries.

"This is a very serious accident. The private vehicle that stood on the side of the road in which the wounded were trapped was completely crushed," said MDA paramedics Ilan Levin and Noam Levy.

"Unfortunately, they were rescued with no sign of life and we had to confirm their deaths at the scene of the accident."

Last Friday, it was reported that 13 Israelis were injured in car accidents across Israel on that day.

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

The National Road Safety Authority reported that last year was the deadliest year for car accidents in Israel, with 361 dead by car accidents in 2021.