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Orel Mogmi
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Spate of road deaths claims teen born after years of IVF

Mother of 17-year-old Orel Mogmi, who was killed by a passing vehicle at an interchange near Petah Tikva, tells Ynet many similar accidents happened at the location over the years, but nothing was done; 5 people died in road accidents in 24 hours

Raanan Ben Tzur |
Published: 04.20.21 , 15:11
A spate of road accidents that left five Israelis dead in just 24 hours, claimed the life of a teenager born to a mother who underwent 15 years of grueling fertility treatments.
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  • Orel Mogmi, 17, from the central city of Petah Tikva, was hit late Monday by a passing vehicle at Sha'ariya Interchange on Road 40 and died of wounds.
    His mother, Ofra, told Ynet on Tuesday about the pain of losing her eldest son and the struggles she went through to conceive him.
    "I only know he was killed in an accident as a pedestrian," said Ofra, "I do not know exactly what happened because the police did not give me any details. He was on his way home. He crossed Road 40 around 10pm at night, and then [the police] came and told me 'your son was killed' and that's it."
    She said he celebrated his seventeenth birthday only this past Saturday, according to the Hebrew calendar.
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    תאונת דרכים בכביש 40 סמוך לשעריה
    תאונת דרכים בכביש 40 סמוך לשעריה
    The location of the accident on Road 40
    (Photo: Magen David Adom)
    Ofra said similar incidents happened at the interchange in the past b nothing was done to improve the safety of the dangerous location. started taking driver's lesson. Last Saturday we celebrated his birthday because it was the Hebrew date. We gave him presents, and he received the last gift from his girlfriend last night."
    Ofra said similar incidents happened at the interchange in the past but nothing was done to improve the safety of the dangerous location.
    "This road is very dangerous and many children cross it regularly and every time they do it, one has to pray that nothing happens. The traffic lights change fast, the drivers are driving fast, a lot of accidents happened there in the past. We need to sort this out and save the children."
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