Two killed, three seriously injured in road accident in northern Israel
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Two killed, three seriously injured in road accident in northern Israel

High-speed head-on collision occurs near Barta’a in Wadi Ara area in the north; rescuers have to cut victims free of vehicles

The remains of car after a fatal road collision near Wadi Ara, northern Israel, January 4, 2018. (MDA spokesperson)
The remains of car after a fatal road collision near Wadi Ara, northern Israel, January 4, 2018. (MDA spokesperson)

Two people were killed Thursday when two cars collided in northern Israel, medics said, adding that three others were injured, one critically and two seriously.

The high-speed head-on collision occurred on a road near the town of Barta’a in the Wadi Ara area.  Both vehicles were badly damaged.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the victims and declared two people trapped in the vehicles dead at the scene. Rescue services were required to cut them and the wounded free from the cars.

One person was killed in each vehicle. The fatalities were a man aged about 30 and a woman aged about 40, the Hebrew media Ynet website reported.

The critically injured man, 30, was helicoptered from the crash and a man and woman, both around 25 and in a serious condition, were taken by ambulance to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident by Israel is being lashed by a storm with strong winds and heavy rains.

Since the beginning of the year four people have been killed. January 2017 saw 37 people killed in road accidents. A total of 362 died on Israel’s roads last year.

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