Woman killed when driver rams into bus stop

Woman killed when driver rams into bus stop

Police investigating why driver swerved into concrete shelter on busy highway north of Hadera in second fatal accident of day

Scene of fatality on Route 2 on August 30, 2016 (United Hatzalah)
Scene of fatality on Route 2 on August 30, 2016 (United Hatzalah)

One woman was killed and a man injured on Tuesday when a car smashed into a bus stop on the coastal highway north of Netanya.

The accident occurred on Route 2 at the Olga Interchange, near Hadera.

The bus stop collapsed as a result of the crash. The woman, about 40 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man, in his 30s, who was also waiting at the stop, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Police said they were investigating why the car veered into the bus stop along the busy highway. Terror was not suspected.

“A car swerved for some unknown reason, and hit a man and woman who were standing at the bus stop,” police said in a statement.

According to initial reports, the car was driven by a man who was on his way home after arriving on a flight to the country and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The driver, in his 30s, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Earlier on Tuesday, a 50-year-old man was killed in a collision between a car and a bus on Route 65 in the north of Israel.

The accident occurred at 5 a.m. near the Barkai Junction.

Police are investigating whether one of the vehicles ran a red light.

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