Married pair of motorbikers from Hod Hasharon killed in crash in north

Married pair of motorbikers from Hod Hasharon killed in crash in north

Third rider undergoing surgery; police investigating possible causes of crash

A married pair of motorbikers was killed Saturday in a motorcycle crash outside Elyakim, near the Ein Tut Interchange on Route 6. Another rider, in his 20s, was undergoing surgery at Haifa’s Rambam Hospital for critical wounds he sustained.

The couple, Liat and Avikam Gur, 41 and 43, respectively, were from Hod Hasharon. They were participating in a motorcycle club’s excursion around the country.

The accident occurred about 45 minutes into the excursion, when the first motorbiker was believed to have lost control, which may have caused the collision.

“He was a great rider,” one of the husband’s friends told Channel 2 News. “He got his wife into it [motorbiking], they loved it.”

Police were also investigating the circumstances that led to the fatal crash.

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