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Six Killed, 16 Injured in ‘Failed Brakes’ Crash in Haifa

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Six people were killed and 16 were injured in Haifa late Wednesday afternoon when a run-away truck whose brakes had failed sped downhill and crushed pedestrians and at least five vehicles, some of which burst into fire.

The speeding vehicle was headed downhill and sped out of control for 600 feet, hitting people, cars and traffic signs, until it finally was stopped by a fence.

Last year, a young girl was the sole survivor of a crash that killed her parents and six sisters and brothers after the car’s brakes failed.

The driver of the truck in Wednesday’s crash was an Arab, raising fears that he carried out a terrorist attacks, but police have all but ruled out that possibility.

“At this moment in time we don’t believe it was a terror attack,” Israel Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told The Times of Israel. ”We strongly believe it was an accident based on findings at the scene and eyewitnesses.”

Magen David Adom declared a mass casualty event, and screaming sirens of ambulances brought the dead and injured to Haifa hospitals after rescue workers extricated them from the debris and after firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

The driver, as often happens when others are killed, did not suffer serious injuries. Police have detained him for questioning.

Satmar Couple Killed in Motzei Shabbat Car Crash; Unborn Baby Survives (Video)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

A hit-and-run driver killed a 21-year-old Satmar couple around midnight Sunday as they rushed to the hospital because of a problem in the mother’s seventh month of pregnancy, and the  baby was delivered but in serious condition.

Based on image by James Keivom/New York Daily News

Based on image by James Keivom/New York Daily News

Doctors said the baby, “Tinok ben Raizel.” probably will survive. Already termed a “miracle baby,” he will be named after his father, according to friends of the family.

The tragedy has stunned the Satmar community in Williamsburg, where Nachman and Raizel Glauber were expecting their first child. Raizel complained that she could not feel her unborn baby’s movements, and the couple hired a cab to rush them to the hospital.

They never arrived alive.

A BMW crashed into the taxi and fled the scene, leaving the couple dead and the cab driver injured but in stable condition.

The impact of the crash threw Raizel out of the vehicle. Rescue workers had to cut open the cab in order to extricate the father, and only afterwards did they notice the mother lying under a parked tractor trailer. Medics rushed her to the hospital, where doctors delivered the baby boy from the womb of the mother, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The young Glaubers were buried Sunday afternoon.

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/satmar-couple-killed-in-shabbat-car-crash-embryo-survives-video/2013/03/03/

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