Soldier killed in Galilee traffic accident

Man killed in collision with truck was IDF soldier. Severely injured companion was officer.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Accident in Galilee
Accident in Galilee
IDF spokesperson

An IDF soldier was killed and an IDF officer was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Route 899 near Kibbutz Yiftah his afternoon (Wednesday), it was cleared for publication.

The military vehicle they were in crashed into a concrete truck.

The Military Police and the Israel Police opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident. The families of the victims were notified of the accident.

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The injured officer suffered many serious injuries and was airlifted by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. The truck driver taken to Ziv Medical Center.

Four firefighting and rescue teams worked to rescue the injured from the injured from the trucks.

Amiram Amsalem, a Magen David Adom medic said: "This was a very serious accident between a truck and a car. On the side of the road we saw an overturned vehicle, a young man of about 20 who was rescued by the firefighting forces. He was unconscious and without signs of life, and his death was soon declared"

"Another person was lying injured near the scene, also about 20. We gave him life-saving medical treatment on the ground and he was evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Hospital. The truck driver, about 40 years old, was rescued from his vehicle while fully conscious. We carried out preliminary tests on the ground and he was evacuated in light condition to Ziv Hospital. "