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  11/27/2011, Kislev 1, 5772

Light-Rail Victim 86-Year-Old Eastern J'm Resident


The man who was seriously injured, Sunday, when hit by Jerusalem light-rail train, was identified as an 86-year-old resident of the eastern part of the city. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital.

Light-rail officials say the victim crossed the tracks where he wasn't supposed to and that the driver of the train followed procedure. The company's investigation is continuing, as is one by the police. The victim's wounds are the most significant suffered since the light rail started its test runs. Starting Thursday, the train will cost the same NIS 6.40 that bus passengers pay, with tickets on the integrated service being valid for 90 minutes.