Eleven people killed in traffic accidents over the weekend in Israel

Several people were killed in traffic accidents over the past weekend in Israel, with two of the accidents taking place on Highway 60.

Two men in their 30s were killed in the Bedouin town of Kuseifa in an accident involving a collision between two vehicles on Friday night, according to the MDA.

Paramedics arrived to treat the two mortally wounded men and later confirmed their deaths. Police have opened an investigation into the incident, according to Ynet.

Additionally, two motorcyclists were killed in separate traffic accidents, one occurred between Arrabe and Sakhnin, while the other occurred near Beit Aryeh in the West Bank.

In addition, five Palestinians were also killed Friday night in a collision between two cars on Highway 60. MDA paramedics who arrived at the scene also confirmed their deaths. Three of the people in the accident were in their 20s, the MDA said.

The scene of a traffic accident near Beersheba on April 20, 2021 (credit: SOUTHERN FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DISTRICT)

On Saturday morning, a bicyclist and a pedestrian, both in their 50s, were killed in separate accidents, one in Rishon Lezion and the other on Highway 60 around the same time.

MDA medics and paramedics evacuated the cyclist, who was hit by an oncoming car, to Shamir Medical Center, where his death was determined. The driver, an 18-year-old Tel Aviv resident, was arrested on suspicion of harming and abandoning the cyclist after he turned himself in to police seven hours later.

Police traffic inspectors began investigating the circumstances of the accident, which they determined to be a “hit and run”, as the cyclist was found unconscious with his bicycle on the side of the road on Nim Boulevard in Rishon Lezion.

The driver is currently being questioned by the police.

The death toll in accidents in Israel stands at 312 this year, Ynet reported.


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