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Palestinian girl killed after being struck by car in West Bank

Police reportedly determine incident that caused death of 5-year-old on Route 90 in Jordan Valley was an accident

Medical emergency services surround a car after a crash in the Jordan Valley on April 24, 2016. (MDA)
Medical emergency services surround a car after a crash in the Jordan Valley on April 24, 2016. (MDA)

A five-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in the West Bank on Saturday after she was struck by a car in the Jordan Valley, rescue workers said.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said paramedics tried resuscitating the girl, who was critically wounded, but were unable to save her.

The incident took place near the Hamra Junction on Route 90, which runs through the Jordan Valley.

The driver of the vehicle was detained for questioning and police said an investigation was opened into the incident, the Haaretz daily reported. Channel 2 said the vehicle was Israeli.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld later reportedly said that an investigation into the incident determined it was an accident.

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Early Saturday, a 20-year-old Palestinian man was badly injured after his vehicle flipped on Route 557 in the northern West Bank, near the Jewish settlement of Avnei Hefetz.

He was treated by paramedics from MDA before being taken to Tel Hashomer hospital in central Israel for further treatment.

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