Deadly day on roads as three killed in two crashes

Deadly day on roads as three killed in two crashes

Some 20 people also injured as bus and truck collide in Holon

A deadly day on Israel’s roads claimed three lives in two separate car accidents that left dozens injured on Monday.

A man, 50, and a woman, 27, were killed in a head-on collision between their vehicles on Route 38 near Beit Shemesh just after noon.

Both victims were trapped under their cars and rescue teams declared them dead at the scene.

In Holon, a bus and a truck collided just after 11 a.m., leaving some 20 people lightly injured. The driver of the bus, who had to be cut free from the wreckage, suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

Earlier, a 12-year-old boy was killed and his 15-year-old brother and mother were injured when the mother lost control of the car she was driving and the vehicle overturned.

The incident occurred in the Western Galilee, on Route 89 near Moshav Elkosh.

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The mother, about 40, and her older son were evacuated to the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya with light injuries.

Based on an initial investigation, the accident occurred as the woman was exiting Fassuta, Channel 10 reported. Police have begun a more detailed probe into the circumstances of the accident.

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