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Man in his 20s killed, 2 seriously hurt as car falls from bridge in Negev

Police suspect vehicle came off a bridge near southern Bedouin town; in separate incident, 15-year-old rushed to hospital in serious condition after car flips over in Rahat

The scene of a deadly crash in the Negev on October 22, 2021. (Magen David Adom)
The scene of a deadly crash in the Negev on October 22, 2021. (Magen David Adom)

A man in his 20s was killed and two others were seriously injured in a car crash late Friday night in the Negev Desert in the south of the country.

Police suspect their vehicle came off a bridge on Route 310 near the Bedouin village of Tirabin al-Sana and have opened an investigation into the incident.

The two seriously injured victims were rushed to Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center while Magen David Adom medics were forced to declare the death of the third victim at the scene.

Earlier Friday night, a 15-year-old was seriously injured when a car flipped over in the nearby Bedouin town of Rahat.

The bridge incident was the second deadly car crash that took place in the Negev this week. On Wednesday, a two-year-old was killed after she was struck by a vehicle in the Bedouin town of Hura.

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