Two boys, aged 13 and 16, were killed overnight Sunday when the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a guardrail on Highway 6, near the Baqa-Jatt interchange in northern Israel.
The driver of the vehicle and three other teens were moderately injured. Magen David Adom medics and paramedics gave them medical treatment and evacuated them to Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Hadera.
A preliminary investigation found that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed violently into the guardrail.
Paramedics who arrived at the scene of the accident recalled, “We saw a crushed vehicle on the road whose parts were scattered everywhere. An unconscious boy was trapped in the back seat, and at a distance of about 30 meters from the vehicle, another boy was lying unconscious.”
They added that "the two boys suffered severe trauma. We tried to save them and performed medical tests, but unfortunately they had no signs of life and, a short time later, we had to pronounce them dead. The four other passengers were outside the car and fully conscious. They suffered bruises. We gave them medical treatment and evacuated them for further tests and treatment at the hospital.”
In a second accident that took place a short time later, 17 people were injured in a head-on collision between two shuttle vehicles on Route 551.
Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical treatment to the injured and evacuated them to hospital. Four of the injured are in serious condition, six are in moderate condition, and seven are in light condition.