Two Israelis Killed, One Seriously Injured After Driver Veers Off Road In Southern Britain


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Two Israelis were killed by an apparently drunk driver who veered off the road in the town of Ramsgate in Southern England. The two have been identified as a father and his daughter, whom he was visiting from Israel. Another child was seriously injured and two other people were lightly injured in the incident, which occurred Wednesday evening.

The driver, a resident of Ramsgate suspected to be a man of about 30, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter during dangerous driving.

A Black Alfa Romeo was involved in the collision with the five pedestrians, all members of the same family, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s who were killed in the incident.

A girl of elementary school age also suffered serious injuries and has been taken to a London hospital for treatment. A man in his 40s and a boy of elementary school age sustained minor injuries.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that it “confirms that a report was received by the Foreign Ministry regarding a car accident involving Israelis in Britain. The Consul at the London Embassy, Sima Duvdevani, is aiding the family during its difficult hour.”

Kent Police are appealing for information about the incident. Enquiries into the incident are being carried out by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit who are keen to hear from any witnesses, local businesses with CCTV evidence or drivers with relevant dashcam footage.

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