A woman was seriously injured Thursday on the beach in the southern city of Eilat when the family car hit a camping tent she was in.
Police detained for questioning the woman’s 24-year-old son, who was reportedly in the vehicle during the collision.
According to police, the 50-year-old woman was in the family’s tent on Sun Bay Beach. Her son was allegedly charging his cellphone in the vehicle. For reasons unknown, the car began rolling down the slope and crashed into the tent.
After receiving first aid treatment from paramedics, the woman was taken to Eilat’s Yoseftal Medical Center in moderate condition, though her condition later deteriorated and was classified as serious.
“At 8:23 a.m. Magen David Adom was informed that a vehicle had rolled into a tent and hit a woman who was inside,” the emergency service reported. “A 50-year-old woman was taken to Yoseftal hospital in moderate condition, fully conscious, with bruising.”
MDA paramedic Nir Yefet said that witnesses saw the car ram into the tent.
“The driver of the car was also checked by us and did not require further medical treatment,” Yefet said.
The accident follows a spate of vehicle fatalities during the week-long Passover festival.
Two people were killed on Wednesday as a result of a head-on collision between two cars in southern Israel, bringing the holiday death toll to five, Hebrew media reported.
According to the National Road Safety Authority, 94 people have been killed in car crashes this year, up from 88 fatalities at the same time last year.