IDF: A man stabbed in a traffic accident at the entrance of a military hospital

A man was stabbed in the stomach during a traffic collision at the National Hospital in Tel Aviv on Sunday, a military spokesperson said.

The man was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

The accident happened in the early morning, when the driver of a truck was heading north on the A9 highway near the Tel Aviv airport.

The driver, who was not injured, reportedly tried to slow down when he saw a man who was standing at the wheel of the truck, said IDF Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Roni Alsheikh.

The driver then saw the man standing at his truck’s side and stopped the vehicle, Alsheik said.

The man fled the scene in a stolen truck and was later apprehended.

He was identified as Maj. Yossi Gurvitz, 25, of Ramat Shlomo, according to Alsheiki.

Police and the Civil Administration of Israel’s (CAI) investigation are continuing.

The incident was the third time in two weeks that an IDF vehicle was involved in a collision involving pedestrians and motorcyclists.

Last month, a motorcyclist was killed in a car crash near Tel Aviv’s Shomron junction when he crashed into a group of pedestrians.

Two weeks ago, an IDF officer was killed when a truck struck him in the head while he was on duty at the Kibbutz Moshe Vail Military Hospital.

The IDF said Sunday that the driver and the motorcycler were being treated at a nearby hospital.

The ministry added that there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.

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