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Bloody roads: 18 killed in road accidents a week Israel today

2022-08-13T18:03:32.351Z

Four people were run over to death in Jerusalem because of buses that lost control • At the beginning of the year 225 people were killed



Deadly week on Israeli roads: 18 killed in road accidents since the beginning of the week, 225 killed since the beginning of the year.

Last weekend, on the night between Friday and Saturday, Liron Barmi, 14 years old from Sderot, was hit by a car in Petah Tikva and was taken to Beilinson Hospital while CPR was performed, but the medical staff had to pronounce her dead.

When a private vehicle overturned on Highway 80 near Mount Amsha in the Negev, Rami Abu Alkien, a resident of the settlement of Hora, in his 30s, was killed today (Saturday) at noon.

In the accident, his two children, aged 10 and 6, were injured in a mild-moderate condition, with bruises on their upper bodies.

They were taken to the hospital for further treatment.

A 37-year-old Hora resident was killed in a car accident on Route 80 // Photo: MDA

At the beginning of the week, on the night between Sunday and Monday, an 81-year-old resident of Haifa was killed in a car accident on Abu Khushi Boulevard in the city.

The accident involved a scooter rider, a 23-year-old resident of Usafia, who was detained by the police.

On Tuesday, a 30-year-old cyclist from Rishon Lezion was killed after being hit by a truck.

Towards midnight that day, a bus driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail near a construction site on Jeremiah Street in Jerusalem.

As a result, a 70-year-old pedestrian was killed. The bus driver, in his 40s, was seriously injured.

There is also another injured in a minor condition.

In another traffic accident during the night, between a truck and two vehicles near the Ben Zion interchange in the direction of Atarot - a 40-year-old resident of Beit Hanina was killed, and four injured were taken to Shaare Zedek and Hadassah hospitals on Mount Scopus.

A 15-year-old girl was run over to death in Petah Tikva // Ami Shoman

That night Gabi (Gabriel) Barda, 65, the father of the waitress Nesli Barda, was killed in a serious accident on Route 5 near the Ornit interchange.

The second person killed is the driver who ran amok on the road and was driving a stolen vehicle.

A few hours later the motorcyclist Muhammad Khamarsha (25) was killed in a collision with a motorcycle and a car on road 65 near Kfar Kara.

On Wednesday, two Kalanseva residents were killed, who were traveling in a car that collided with a truck on Route 57. The dead are Rimas Matev, age seven, and her aunt Lila.

The scene of the accident in Jerusalem, photo: Oren Ben Hakon

On Thursday, a bus driving near a mall on Shamgar Street in Jerusalem, veered off the road, ran over pedestrians and crashed into a store.

The accident killed Shoshana Glostein, who was in advanced pregnancy, and her two daughters: seven-year-old Chaya Sara and two-year-old Hana.

Documentation from security cameras: the fatal accident in Jerusalem

Yoav Hadari and Hanoch Telker, two bus drivers, residents of Ofakim, were killed on the night between Thursday and Friday, by a vehicle collision on Route 4, near the Yad Mordechai intersection, while they were crossing the road to help the victims of another traffic accident that happened there.

MDA medics and paramedics were called to the scene and had to pronounce them dead.

On Friday evening, a Palestinian resident was killed in a car accident in which the vehicle he was traveling in, and an Israeli vehicle, apparently collided head-on on Route 60, near the Neve Daniel settlement in Gush Etzion.

18 dear Israeli women and men lost their lives this week in car accidents.

18 worlds destroyed by their loved ones in one week.

It's Horrible.

The war on traffic accidents is a war on the lives of all of us.

I appeal to everyone - be careful driving, riding and walking on every road and intersection.

Take care of yourself, your loved ones and us!

— Isaac Herzog Isaac Herzog (@Isaac_Herzog) August 13, 2022

President Yitzhak Herzog commented on the bloody week and wrote on his Twitter page: "18 dear Israelis lost their lives this week in car accidents. 18 worlds destroyed by their loved ones in one week. This is shocking. The war on car accidents is a war on the lives of all of us. I appeal to everyone - be careful Driving, riding and walking on every road and intersection. Take care of yourself, your loved ones and us!"

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Source: israelhayom

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