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An IDF soldier was critically injured in a traffic accident while driving in a civilian vehicle on Route 6 Monday evening.

The soldier's family has been notified of the accident. Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

The soldier was treated by Magen David Adom (MDA) medics at the scene and evacuated while anesthetized and attached to assisted breathing to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.