Scene of accident
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Palestinian hit-and-run driver turns himself in

Man who injured four soldiers in West Bank says he fled scene because he was frightened

A Palestinian driver who injured four IDF troops with his cab earlier this week turned himself in to the police on Wednesday, and admitted to fleeing the scene of the accident because he "got scared."


The 52-year-old resident of the West Bank village of Yetta has been questioned by the police and was let go. The officers ruled out the possibility that the crash was nationalistically motivated. Traffic police are now dealing with the case.


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זירת התאונה ליד נוה דניאל (צילום: גיל יוחנן) 

Scene of Tuesday's accident (Photo: Gil Yohanan)


The suspect admitted to hitting a military vehicle that was parked on the side of a road near the Neve Daniel settlement in Gush Etzion. The driver said he "got scared" because troops were involved in the accident, which is why he did not stop.


One of the soldiers who were standing in front of the army vehicle, which had broken down, sustained moderate injuries while three others were lightly hurt. An initial probe found the event appeared like an accident.




פרסום ראשון: 10.04.12, 17:44
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