Three dead as car crashes into Tel Aviv restaurant

Incident believed caused when driver lost consciousness. Police say not related to terror.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 22:28

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident
Assaf Berzinger/MDA

A vehicle went off the road and struck a restaurant in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, killing three and wounding another five.

The driver, a 40-year-old man and a man in his 60s were all critically wounded. All of the victims have been taken to Ichilov Hospital, where doctors declared three patients dead.

The hospital has opened an emergency line for the public. It can be reached at 1255133.

The driver is believed to be a 50-year-old man who lost consciousness before crashing into the restaurant, located on the corner of Ben Yehuda and Idelson.

A senior MDA medic said: "When we arrived at the location there was pandemonium. The wounded lay on the sidewalk, between chairs and on tables. The driver was unconscious in the car. We set up a triage and provided life-saving first aid to the victims, then evacuated them in our mobile care unit to the hospital."

Police do not believe it to be an act of terror.