Woman Killed in Road Accident Near Mesilat Ziyon

Dangerous road 38 claims another innocent victim

A 50 yr old woman was killed last night while crossing highway 38 near Mesilat Ziyon .  A man driving from Bet Shemesh hit her as she crossed the right near the busstop.  He pulled to the side of the road and called the Police.

As he waited for the police to arrive, on this dark and dangerous road, several cars passing after him hit the woman laying without noticing.

The residents of this small moshav have been petitioning the transportation ministry for years to change this dangerous road.  There are two busstops on either side of this major artery linking Bet Shemesh to the main Highway 1.  Often, passengers are let off on one side of the road and need to cross to other side to catch a different bus.

This Youtube video was added in March 2008, with the title “IT’S A QUESTION OF WHO AND WHEN WILL GET HURT WHILE CROSSING THE ROAD (# 38) TO ENTER MOSHAV MESILAT ZION, AND THE AUTHORITY IS DOING NOTHING!!”

You can see just how dangerous it is to cross that road during the day. Imagine how much more so when attempting to cross at night. The result last night was tragic.

We hope the authorities will take notice.