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2 more killed in road crashes, bringing Friday-Saturday total to 11

Hit-and-run suspected after motorcyclist fatally struck by car in Rishon Lezion; man in south killed by car that him on highway

Police in Rishon Lezion at the scene of a suspected hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead, November 6, 2021. (Israel Police)
Police in Rishon Lezion at the scene of a suspected hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead, November 6, 2021. (Israel Police)

Two people were killed Saturday morning in a pair of car crashes, raising the death toll on roads in Israel and the West Bank over the past day to 11.

In a suspected hit-and-run in Rishon Lezion, a motorcyclist in his 50s was struck by a vehicle, critically wounding him.

Paramedics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service evacuated the man to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hours after the incident, the 18-year-old driver turned himself into police and was arrested, according to Hebrew media reports.

Separately, a man in his 50s was fatally hit by a car on Route 60 near the southern town of Meitar.

The man was treated at the scene by MDA paramedics, who pronounced his death.

Additionally, a motorcycle driver in his late 60s was seriously injured after being struck by a car in the central city of Ramat HaSharon.

He was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva to be treated.

The crashes came after four Israelis and five Palestinians were killed in road accidents Friday.

The scene of a deadly car crash near the southern town of Kuseife on November 5, 2021. (Magen David Adom)

The latest Israeli deaths brought the year’s total to 312, according to the National Road Safety Authority. In 2020, the number was 302. In 2019 though, the death toll in traffic accidents was 349.

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