Monday saw another deadly morning on Israel's roads: Two people were killed and two more were seriously injured in four road accidents that took place in the space of an hour across the country.
Two more collisions left some nine people lightly to moderately hurt, among them at least four children.
A three-car pile up east of Tiberias killed a 40-year-old driver, and left two other people with light injuries. Magen David Adom rescue personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene and evacuated the two survivors to Poriya Hospital in Tiberias.
Police said they are looking into the possibility that the driver who died had strayed from his lane and hit two oncoming cars. Route 768 was closed to traffic between Hazorim Junction, where the accident occurred, and Poriya
In central Israel, a 60-year-old driver was killed when his car hit a wall on Tzahal Street in Petah Tikva. A Magen David Adom team took the man to the city's Rabin Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police are looking into the possibility that the man experienced a heart attack while driving and lost control of his vehicle before hitting the wall.
Deadly road accident at Hazorim Junction (Photo: Moshe Maman, News 24)
In nearby Tel Aviv, a 50-year-old woman was seriously hurt when she was hit by a bus while walking on Rothschild Boulevard. She was treated for multiple injuries by paramedics at the scene and taken to local Sourasky Medical Center.
In Haifa, another pedestrian was seriously hurt while crossing the road at a designated area. Traffic jams were reported in the area following the incident.
At least four children were lightly hurt in the Jordan Valley when a tractor collided with the bus in which they were travelling. Rescue personnel at the scene treated the children's injuries.
In northern Israel, three people sustained light to moderate injuries in a collision between a car, an ambulance and a semi-trailer on Route 90 close to Rosh Pina. The road was closed to traffic in both directions in the wake of the accident.
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