One dead, 7 injured after car collides with truck on Highway 4

Young woman killed in crash near Yavneh. As the accident was being cleared, another crash occurred on the other side of the highway.

 A crashed car is seen after the deadly accident on Highway 4 on October 10, 2021. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
A crashed car is seen after the deadly accident on Highway 4 on October 10, 2021.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

A young woman was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning and seven others were injured in a collision between a truck and four private vehicles on the southbound lane of Highway 4 near Yavneh. 

The woman was driving her car and as a result of the accident it ran off the road and ended up in sand dunes nearly 100 meters away. Four passengers of the car, in their late teens or early 20s, suffered moderate and light injuries. Two suffered moderate head trauma.

Magen David Adom (MDA) and United Hatzalah paramedics, who arrived at the scene, treated the casualties, and three others. All were in stable condition and they were evacuated to nearby hospitals: Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, the Shamir Medical Center in Tzrifin and Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. The woman was taken to the Samson Assuta Ashdod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

As the teams were working to evacuate the victims, two cars collided in the oncoming lane of the highway and paramedics rescued a person trapped in the second crash. 

The driver was himself unharmed and reported seeing cars flying off the road as he slowed down. The circumstances that led to the accident are unclear.

 A crashed car is seen after the deadly accident on Highway 4 on October 10, 2021. (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) A crashed car is seen after the deadly accident on Highway 4 on October 10, 2021. (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Police are at the scene to investigate the crashes, and the road is blocked off in both directions.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.