Two killed, dozens injured in bus crash on ancient Jewish highway near Jerusalem

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Israeli rescue forces and security forces at the scene of a car accident between a bus and a minivan on Road 433 near Modi’in on Feb. 10, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Two killed, dozens injured in bus crash on ancient Jewish highway near Jerusalem

 

Early reports indicate that the bus slipped on the wet road and hit a car, causing the bus to hit the median safety railing and land on its side.

 

 

 Two people were killed when a bus overturned on Highway 443 on Sunday morning. An additional 41 people were injured, including five moderately.

The crash occurred near Beit Horon on the way from Modi’in to Jerusalem. Though the cause has not been determined, early reports indicate that the bus slipped on the wet road and hit a car, causing the bus to hit the median safety railing and land on its side.

Highway 443 is an ancient road from Israel’s plains region up through the Judean mountains and into Jerusalem. It is noted in the books of Joshua and Samuel, and is mentioned by the ancient Jewish writer Josephus.

 

 

 

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