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Man riding electric bike killed in collision with truck

Paramedics find rider, in his 20s, with multiple injuries and no vital signs; death is 345th on roads this year

A man rides his electric bike past a mural set up near a construction site in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv. April 29, 2015. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
Illustrative: A man rides his electric bike in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, on April 29, 2015. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

A man riding an electric bicycle was killed Tuesday in a collision with a truck on Route 40 in the central region, adding to what was already a significantly deadly year on the roads compared to 2020.

Paramedics from the Magen David Adom emergency service, who were called to the Hatayasim Junction where the crash happened, said they found the man, in his 20s, lying at the side of the road with multiple serious injuries and no vital signs.

They pronounced him dead at the scene.

On Monday a man, 44, was moderately injured in Ramat Hasharon when he was hit by a car as he rode an electric bicycle.

The day before, a 74-year-old man was also moderately injured on an electric bike when a motorbike collided with him near the Dov Hoz Interchange in Bat Yam.

Since the beginning of the year, 345 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Israel, according to figures from the National Road and Safety Authority. During the same period last year, there were 279 deaths.

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