Two killed in head-on collision near Shfaram

4 others injured, 2 of them seriously; 3 year old in serious condition after being run over in Netanya area.

Car crash shfaram 224.88 (photo credit: Channel 2 )
Car crash shfaram 224.88
(photo credit: Channel 2 )
Two men in their twenties were killed overnight Saturday near Shfaram in a head-on collision between two vehicles. Four others were injured in the accident, two seriously and two lightly. MDA paramedics pronounced the two men dead on the scene and evacuated the casualties to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. The two fatalities were later identified as Isa Hib, 27, and Faras Hassan, 22, both from the Mash'had neighborhood near Nazareth. The accident occurred on Route 79, between Shfaram and Nazareth, when one of the vehicles veered towards the opposite lane for some unknown reason. Police opened an inquiry into the accident and cited the unlit section in the road and light rain as contributing factors. In another accident Saturday night, a three-year-old toddler was seriously injured when a pick-up reversed into him the Netanya area. The driver and the toddler's father drove him to the city's Laniado Hospital. The driver told police he had not noticed the three year old and did not manage to break in time when the child's father had yelled at him to stop the truck. Meanwhile, a 15-year-old girl was moderately injured when a tomcat (compact ATV) driven by her father overturned in Park Afek, near Rosh Ha'ayin. Police suspect the father was driving too fast. In total, four people were killed on Israel's roads over the weekend. 106 have killed since the beginning of 2008.