One killed, four critically wounded in Arava car accident

The wounded received first aid from MDA and IDF medical staff and were evacuated to Soroka Hospital.

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)

A 25-year-old was killed and five people were wounded, including four in critical condition, in a car accident early on Friday morning on Road 90 near Lotan in the Arava, according to MDA Spokesman Zaki Heller.

According to N12, MDA received a call at 12:55 AM regarding an accident between two vehicles, one of which had one driver and the other of which contained five passengers.

The survivors received first aid from MDA and IDF medical staff and were evacuated to Soroka Hospital.

MDA on the scene of a car accident (credit: MDA)MDA on the scene of a car accident (credit: MDA)

Two IAF helicopters were used to transport the victims of the accident.

The wounded included a 16-year-old girl with limb injuries, a 37-year-old man with a pelvic injury, a 45-year-old man with abdominal injuries, a 47-year-old woman with a head injury and a 12-year-old girl, in moderate condition, with limb injuries.