A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle was struck by a car on Route 90 near Kibbutz Ofakim in the eastern Galilee.
Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the unconscious man to Poriya Hospital in Tiberius, where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the car, a 44-year-old man, took ill after the accident and was also evacuated to hospital.
An initial police investigation of the accident revealed that the motorcyclist did not have a motorcycle driver’s license and had failed to yield at an intersection where he did not have the right of way.
Meanwhile, a 73-year-old woman was moderately injured Tuesday after being struck by a car in Beer Yaakov near Rishon Lezion. She was evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
In Haifa, police arrested on Tuesday a 21-year-old woman suspected of hitting a 60-year-old blind woman in a hit-and-run accident last weekend on Haifa’s Allenby Street.
Two men were arrested alongside the woman, who is believed to have driven the vehicle. One of the men was believed to be a passenger at the time of the accident. All three will be brought before the Haifa Magistrates Court on Tuesday to extend their remand.
The accident took place on Friday, when a vehicle struck the blind woman while she crossed with her guide dog at a pedestrian crosswalk.