Sunday, February 15, was allowed to publish the name of the driver of the bus collided with a truck yesterday on the highway 1. It’s Haim Biton, and, according to the portal Walla, in the past he was involved in a similar accident, which injured 18 people.
On 15 February, the Jerusalem magistrate’s court on traffic offences has prolonged term of arrest of Beaton. The driver is suspected of criminal negligence that caused death of people, as well as interference in the course of the investigation. The police assumes that the driver deliberately caused damage to the disc on which was recorded everything that happened during the voyage.
The accident killed six people. Called their names:
Jacob Khesin (27), from Jerusalem
Israel Weinberg (26), from Jerusalem
Khan Pasha Frenkel (23), from Jerusalem
Levi Yitzchak of Amadi (17), from Aneela
Leah Melamud (64), from Jerusalem
Aaron Mordechai Cohen (18), from Jerusalem
In the hospital «Asaf a-Rofe» was taken in critical condition a 20-year-old Sarah Springer, who received severe injuries in the accident.
In total, 12 people were injured. Victims were taken to Sheba hospital in tel a-Shomer, «Asaf a-Rofe» in Trifine, «Kaplan» in Rehovot, «Volfson» in Holon. As of the morning February 15, at the hospitals that left three seriously wounded.
The accident occurred at about 18:20 on highway 1, near the Latrun junction. 402 bus traveling from Jerusalem to Bnei-Marriage, at high speed crashed into a parked on the side of the truck which trailer was partially on the roadway. To the scene were sent ambulances from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh. But the ambulances’ve been traveling through the formed traffic jam.
The traffic police has started investigation of circumstances of accident. It is known that the truck was driven by 40-year-old Arab from East Jerusalem. He received minor injuries and arrested after interrogation.