50-year-old biker killed in crash near Beit Shemesh

A man in his 50s was killed on Monday following a collision between his motorbike and a car on a road near the central town of Beit Shemesh.

The fatal accident took place on road 3866 between Mahseya junction and Moshav Nes Harim.

First responders said the man suffered multi-system trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No details were immediately provided on the identity of the deceased.

The police have opened an investigation into the circumstances leading to the accident.

It was not immediately clear if the person driving the car involved in the accident was injured in any way.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, whose sister Michal was killed in a traffic accident in 1984, said last month that Israel needed to improve road safety.

Israel was ranked last in a recent European road safety report comparing countries in the region on their ability to reduce annual road deaths over the past decade.

According to the report, European countries succeeded on average in reducing road deaths by 31% between 2011 and 2021, while Israel only recorded a 4.7% drop during this period.

According to the most recent data released by Israel’s National Road Safety Authority on September 29, 255 people have been killed on Israeli roads since the start of 2022.

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