Four people, including an 18-month-old girl, met their deaths in a car accident Wednesday
Yasser Abu Agag

4 civilians killed, 4 soldiers hurt in Negev crash

Highway Police confirms head-on collision between IDF van, civilian vehicle; note road work is taking 'too heavy a toll'

Four people, including an 18-month-old girl, were killed Wednesday afternoon when an IDF van and a civilian car crashed on Highway 31 in the northern Negev. Four soldiers were also injured, one seriously.


The seriously-injured soldier was taken by helicopter to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, while the other three – listed as lightly to moderately injured – were transported to Beersheba by ambulance for medical treatment.


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An initial investigation into the accident has determined that the IDF vehicle and the second car hit each other head-on. The cause and circumstances of the collision were still unknown.


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Scene of Wednesday's crash (Photo: Yasser Abu Agag)


Negev District Traffic Police Supt. Yuval Paz confirmed that "two vehicles collided head-on in an open stretch of Highway 31."


Paz said that two months ago, another fatal collision occurred a kilometer from the location of Wednesday's crash. "The road is being widened, at too heavy a toll," he said.



פרסום ראשון: 06.20.12, 18:58
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