Soldier, cop hurt as driver hits them speeding through checkpoint
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Soldier, cop hurt as driver hits them speeding through checkpoint

Army says investigation into incident in West Bank is ongoing, but it does not appear to be an intentional car-ramming

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers guarding a West Bank checkpoint, August 16, 2016. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers guarding a West Bank checkpoint, August 16, 2016. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

A soldier and a police officer were lightly injured on Monday when a driver hit their car while speeding through a checkpoint north of the West Bank city of Jericho, the army said.

A military spokesperson said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, but it does not seem to be a deliberate car-ramming.

The Israel Police officer and IDF soldier were sitting in a security vehicle at the checkpoint on Route 90, between the Israeli settlement of Tomer and the Palestinian village of Fasa’il, when the as-yet-unidentified driver crashed into it, the army said.

The two were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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