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5 die on roads in 24 hours; woman injured in crash with IDF chief’s motorcade

Electric scooter rider found dead on Tel Aviv street in suspected hit and run; army commander Aviv Kohavi and his team assist woman lightly injured in smash with one of his cars

Illustrative. An ambulance belonging to the Magen David Adom ambulance service. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Illustrative. An ambulance belonging to the Magen David Adom ambulance service. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

A man was found dead Tuesday in Tel Aviv in a suspected case of hit and run, bringing to five the number of people killed on the country’s roads in the previous 24 hours.

The man was found lying in the street next to his electric scooter at the corner of Yehoshua Bin Nun and Jabotinsky streets, police said in a statement.

Medical teams declared him dead and police opened an investigation into the incident.

On Monday night a pedestrian, 17, was killed when he was hit by a car on Route 40 near Petah Tikva. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Overnight a deadly collision between two motorcycles on Route 44 left both riders dead. One of the men, a resident of Holon, 34, was declared dead by paramedics immediately. The second, a resident of Givtayim, 42, was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer where efforts to save his life failed and doctors declared him dead.

During the night a crash on Route 4, near Zichron Yaakov, took the life of a man, 22. Another four people were injured, two of them seriously.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi speaks at a ceremony on February 28, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

Meanwhile IDF chief of staff Aviv Kohavi’s motorcade was involved in a traffic accident Tuesday when one of the vehicles collided with a civilian’s car, the IDF said in a statement.

Kohavi and those with him stopped to assist a woman who was driving the car until paramedics arrived at the scene. Kohavi’s vehicle was not the one that hit the civilian car.

The woman, who was lightly injured, was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The IDF will investigate the incident, the statement said.

Since the beginning of the year 96 people have been killed on the country’s roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.

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