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2 people killed in separate crashes in north, south of country

65-year-old man pronounced dead after a truck hit his bike near Pardes Hannah; 50-year-old man killed in collision between car and truck near Dimona

The scene of a deadly car crash near Dimona, December 23, 2020. (Israel Fire and Rescue Authority)
The scene of a deadly car crash near Dimona, December 23, 2020. (Israel Fire and Rescue Authority)

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in separate traffic accidents involving trucks in the north and south of Israel.

A 65-year-old resident of Pardes Hannah was killed in an accident on Route 65 near the Karkur Junction when a truck hit his bike. He suffered a severe head injury and Magen David Adom paramedics were forced to declare him dead at the scene.

In a separate incident, 50-year-old man was killed on Route 25 near the southern town of Dimona in a collision between his car and truck. MDA paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was lightly injured and was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba for treatment.

Fewer than 300 people have been killed in traffic accidents this year — the lowest number since 2014. This is possibly the result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led people to spend more time at home.

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