The driver was a resident of East Jerusalem who crashed his car into a bust stop, running two people over.

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Yochai Shriki, 25, died in the hospital this morning after being hit by a car last night in French Hill in Jerusalem.  The woman who was also hit in the event remains in critical condition.  The circumstances of the event are still unclear, but the police and ISA are investigating the possibility that this was a terrorist attack.  

An initial investigation of the incident shows that around midnight, the two were standing at the bus stop, when I vehicle begging driven by a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem drove over the curb and hit them at a high speed.  

Paramedics from MDA arrived and gave first aid to the two victims and then evacuated them both in critical condition to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.  Throughout the night the doctors fought to save his life, but this morning pronounced Shriki’s death.  

The offender was trapped inside his vehicle and then taken for treatment in light condition.  The man is 37, and married with no children, and no criminal record.  After tests are completed in the hospital he will be taken by the ISA for interrogation.  At this point every direction is being checked,” said the security agency, “including the possibility that this was a deliberate attack.”

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“When we got to the site we saw a crushed car that skidded to a stop at a traffic light, and near a bus stop there were two people laying seriously injured,” said the paramedics who were called to the scene.  “We treated an unconscious man, and a young woman of about 20 who also suffered head injuries.  We brought them to the hospital.  The driver of the car who was trapped in the driver’s seat was also subsequently taken to a hospital in the area.”