(October 11, 2019 / JNS) Two children in Israel were killed while riding their bicycles on Yom Kippur on Wednesday, according to Haaretz.
Itai Margi, 8, was hit by a car while riding across the Jabotinsky-Namir intersection in Tel Aviv. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition and later died of his injuries.
His parents were in synagogue when their son was hit; the boy was with a friend at the time of the accident who ran to get help.
In the second incident, 13-year-old Riyadh Shariki, was hit by a motorcycle on Route 443 near Ben Shemen reported Arutz Sheva. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police are investigating both accidents. Kids tend to bike in the streets during the High Holidays because traffic can be sparse.
The driver of the car in the first accident is a 20-year-old man from Ramle who was detained for questioning, while the motorcycle driver was taken to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot with mild injuries, reported Haaretz.
The child-safety organization Beterem–Safe Kids Israel said that since 2008, 31 children in Israel have been killed on Yom Kippur.
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