Bulldozer runs car off W. Bank road

Police say incident near Havat Gilad was accident, not terror attack.

tractor bulldozer attack 248 aj (photo credit: Ariel Jerozlimski)
tractor bulldozer attack 248 aj
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozlimski)
Policeon Monday night said that an initial investigation suggested that anincident in which a bulldozer driven by a Palestinian man struck anIsraeli vehicle and caused a second motorist to swerve into a roadditch was not an attempted terror attack.
Two people werelightly injured in the
Monday evening incident, near the Havat Gilad outpost, southwest of Nablus.
The driver whose vehicle was struck, a resident of Kadumim, waslightly injured, and continued onwards, stopping only after he reached theJeit junction.
Asecond Israeli vehicle driven by a woman, a resident of Yitzhar,swerved to the side of the road after noticing the tractor parked inthe middle of her path, in an effort to avoid a collision, police said.
Conflictingreports emerged in the minutes after the incident, with some reportssaying the second vehicle was chased and deliberately struck by thetractor driver.
The woman's vehicle crashed into a road ditch, and she sustained light injuries.
She was evacuated to the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
Police and IDF forces arrived at the scene and launched a search forthe driver, who fled the scene on foot heading towards the village ofTel, police said.