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Actor Niro Levy badly injured in Tel Aviv motorcycle accident

Performer best known for role on ‘Ramzor’ TV series in stable condition after suffering severe multi-system injuries

Actor Niro Levy on stage during rehearsals for a play called "Dam Dam Da Dam" at the Jerusalem Theatre, on May 17, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Actor Niro Levy on stage during rehearsals for a play called "Dam Dam Da Dam" at the Jerusalem Theatre, on May 17, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The actor Nir “Niro” Levy was badly injured in a traffic accident in Tel Aviv on Friday.

He was hit by another vehicle while riding a motorcycle on Harav Shlomo Goren Street in the northern part of the city.

A Magen David Adom paramedic said, “The motorcyclist was lying on the road next to a motorcycle. He was semi-conscious and suffering from severe multi-system injuries.”

Early reports said the driver of the other vehicle had run a red light and hit Levy, who was then hit by a third vehicle.

He was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov medical center.

The hospital said he had finished undergoing surgery and was in stable condition as of early Saturday morning. He remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Levy, 54, has acted in Israeli television series, films and theater productions since the early 1990s.

He played a prominent role from 2008 to 2014 on “Ramzor” (“Traffic light”), a popular comedy show starring Adir Miller.

According to the Or Yarok nonprofit organization, which tracks traffic fatalities and road safety, 230 Israelis have died on the road so far this year, compared to 233 at the same time last year.

Earlier this month, six people died in accidents in Israel and the West Bank in one deadly 24-hour period.

A total of 364 people were killed in traffic incidents in Israel in 2021.

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