Police release bus driver involved in fatal bus accident

The driver of an Egged bus that collided with a truck on Thursday afternoon causing 5 casualties, has been released to house arrest by Police.
The accident occurred at the Gilon junction on Route 85, between Karmiel and Acre. Thebus, which departed from Haifa, was en route to Safed when it ploughedinto the left side of a semi-trailer truck, which was parked on a narrowstretch of shoulder along the highway. The truck had pulled over afterbeing involved in a minor accident with a car, said Asst.-Cmdr. YisraelJibli, head of the Traffic Police.