3 killed, four injured in southern Israel car accident

3 killed, four injured in southern Israel car accident

Three cars involved in deadly crash on Route 40 in Negev Desert, near Mitzpeh Ramon

Illustrative photo of the aftermath of a car accident. (Edi Israel/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of the aftermath of a car accident. (Edi Israel/Flash90)

Three people were killed and four were injured on Wednesday in a collision between three vehicles in southern Israel.

The Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba said it was treating four people, a woman in serious condition and three people in moderate and light condition.

The crash occurred on Route 40 near Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert.

Two men, in their 40s and 70s, respectively, were killed in the crash, the Magen David Adom emergency service said. No details about the third victim were immediately provided.

A paramedic at the scene said two cars had collided and a third had flipped over nearby.

The medics pulled three people from the overturned car, including the 70-year-old man with no pulse, according to Magen David Adom.

Three women were airlifted to the hospital for medical treatment.

Forty-one people have been killed in car accidents in Israel in 2017, six more than were killed by this time last year, according to the National Road Safety Authority.

Figures released in January by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed that 376 people were killed in 2016 on Israel’s roads, compared to 356 in 2015.

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