Photo: Police
One of the vehicles
Photo: Police
2 Israeli kids, 1 Palestinian killed in head-on collision
12-year-old Ori Lipnik and her 8-year-old brother Roi killed, while their parents and two siblings injured in horrific car accident on route 557 near Shavei Shomron in the West Bank; 21-year-old Fatkhi Abd al-Karim Abu Shanab from Tulkarm also killed, while 4 other Palestinians were injured.

Two Israeli children and a young Palestinian man were killed, and eight others were injured, in a head-on collision between two cars on route 557 near the Shavei Shomron Junction in the West Bank late Tuesday night.



Ori Lipnik, 12, and her 8-year-old brother Roi were killed in the crash. Magen David Adom paramedics, with assistance from an IDF medical force, declared Ori dead on the scene. Her brother Roi was taken to the hospital, but was declared dead upon arrival.


Scene of the accident (Photo: Nati Shapira)
Scene of the accident (Photo: Nati Shapira)


The children's parents, Shirley and Ohad, were injured along with two of their other children. Shirley, 35, and her 12-year-old son were seriously injured. Ohad was light-to-moderately injured. Their five-months-old baby was only lightly hurt. They were taken to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.


 (Photo: Judea and Samaria Fire and Rescue)
(Photo: Judea and Samaria Fire and Rescue)


Fatkhi Abd al-Karim Abu Shanab, 21 from Tulkarm, who drove the other vehicle, died at a hospital in the city. Another Palestinian man, 25, was extracted after having been trapped in his vehicle and airlifted to the Beilinson Hospital at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, while three other Palestinians, who were moderately hurt, were taken to a hospital in Tulkarm.


According to the Israel Police's traffic accident investigators, the Palestinian driver, who was killed in the accident, was most likely speeding, hit the guardrail, and the vehicle was thrown to the center of road, blocking the lane the Lipniks were traveling on as they were making their way home to Shavei Shomron.



פרסום ראשון: 01.24.18, 08:55
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