Yitzhak Herzog
Yitzhak Herzog Tomer Neuberg/Flash 90

Opposition chairperson MK Yitzhak Herzog (Zionist Union) was lightly wounded on Wednesday afternoon, when his official car was involved in a bumper-to-bumper collision on the coastal highway near Rishpon heading north.

In the crash Herzog was lightly injured and given medical treatment at the scene, but did not require being evacuated to the hospital for continued treatment.

Two other passengers were lightly wounded in the crash as well, and likewise treatment at the scene was sufficient for their wounds.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash, in which another car apparently slammed into Herzog's car.

Just on Tuesday Herzog angered his leftist and Arab colleagues when he opined that his party needs to reconnect with the Israeli people and dispel the image that they instinctively side with the Arab world against Israel.

Herzog currently is the subject of a criminal corruption investigation, over suspicions that he accepted forbidden donations, did not report the donations and handed in a false declaration, all in connection with the 2013 Labor party primaries.

There have been indications that he may be forced to step down from leading Labor during the investigation.

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