traffic accident in Haifa
traffic accident in HaifaMDA Carmel

A serious traffic accident occurred Wednesday afternoon after a truck collided with several vehicles on Bar Yehuda Way in Haifa.

Reports indicate that six people have been killed and twelve more injured with varying degrees of severity.

The truck reportedly hit several cars as well as a number of pedestrians.

According to Israel's Channel 2, authorities are investigating whether a malfunction in the truck caused it to lose control or whether the driver intentionally hit the vehicles and pedestrians.

The truck, which was reportedly driving downhill, struck eight vehicles before flipping over and catching fire.

The truck driver was only lightly injured and was being questioned by police, according to reports.

Magen David Adom paramedics, large forces of ambulances and intensive care units arrived at the scene to treat the wounded.