A 40-year-old man was killed in a collision between a truck and a private car at Kanot Jumction Thursday morning. His daughter, 14, was seriously injured, and another two of his children, aged four and seven, sustained moderate to serious injuries. Another three-year-old girl was lightly injured in the accident.
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emergency services evacuated all four to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.
The truck driver was also evacuated to the hospital after suffering from anxiety.
crew rescued the injured from the private car, which was caught under the truck. The circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the police, and preliminary details revealed that the truck stopped at a red light and the private vehicle ran into it.
MDA's Southern District Chief Yehuda Shoshan said that "it is a fatal and shocking accident. The teenager and two children were evacuated with a respirator and anesthetized, and are now undergoing treatment at the hospital."
Scene of accident (Photo: Avi Rokach)
(Photo: Avi Rokach)
(Photo: Avi Rokach)
Deputy Director of Kaplan Medical Center Dr. Leon Poles said: "We received five wounded: A teenager in serious condition, two children in moderate to serious condition and a lightly injured girl. They all suffer many injuries, including abdominal and head injuries. The truck driver was lightly injured."
An MDA paramedic said that "the kids, who were apparently in the back seat, were rescued by citizens who were on site. The driver, who suffered severe injuries, was trapped in his seat without any possibility of movement. The rescue was very complex. We performed live-saving operations on him and meanwhile aided firefighters to cut through the roof and doors of the car, but unfortunately after the rescue, there was nothing left for us to do but to pronounce his death at the field."
The truck driver's manager spoke with him after the accident and then reported: "The driver said he stopped at a traffic light. His vehicle was at full stop and he suddenly felt a strong blow from behind, which he described, felt like an explosion. He came out and saw he was hit from behind. He is in shock; he is being examined at the hospital."
Last week, 11 people were killed in a number of severe accidents, including the collision of a bus and a truck, in which four people were killed and dozens were injured.
Ilana Curiel, Gilad Morag, Shachar Chai and Eli Senyor contributed to this report
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