Traffic accident leaves 1 dead, 41 injured in western Turkey

A bus, which was carrying workers, overturned and one person was killed while 41others were injured in a traffic accident in the western province of Kutahya’s Tavsanlı district on Friday.

The accident took place on 18th kilometer of Tavsanlı-Harmancık highway at around 00:30 a.m. Driven by Cemil Bakar, 43 S 2186 plate of bus, which was carrying factory workers, lost the steering control due to the black ice and tumbled down. One of the workers, Guler Dinç ,33, lost her life at the scene, and the other 41 were injured. The injured workers were sent to the Tavsanlı Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kalemli State Hospital and Kutahya Dumlupınar University Evliya Çelebi Research and Training Hospital by the ambulances. After the first medical intervention at emergency service, ten of the injured were sent to Kutahya Dumlupınar University Evliya Çelebi Research and Training Hospital. The driver Cemil Bakar, who was rescued from the accident without getting injury, was taken into custody by gendarmerie units.

Meanwhile, the funeral of Guler Dinç was sent to the morgue of the Tavsanlı Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kalemli State Hospital.

An investigation was launched into the accident.

SOURCE: CIHAN