A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed after a private car driver swerved off his lane and hit him.

Photo credit: MDA/Channel 2 News

A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a car in the southern-Israeli city of Eilat.

An MDA paramedic said the man was “unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse” when rescue forces arrived. Police is still investigating what caused the driver to veer off his lane.

Police believe the driver fled the scene after the accident. They reportedly questioned a man suspected of being present in the car during the accident, but he claims not to have been driving it.