Three people, including Turkish actor Mustafa Alabora, were severely injured in a car crash early on July 25, which occurred as a passenger in the other car was using the mobile broadcast app Periscope, CNN Türk has reported.
The actor’s car was hit by another car after the latter made a wrong turning on the Istanbul-Şile highway. The crash occurred while one of the passengers was live broadcasting the ride through Periscope, and the aftermath of the crash was also broadcast.
Occurring in the sixth minute of the Periscope broadcast, the app user can be heard warning the driver to slow down. Although the camera is apparently broken upon impact, the broadcast continues without images for 40 minutes, recording bystanders’ attempts to help those injured in the crash and call ambulances.
Alabora was taken to a private hospital in the Kozyatağı neighborhood on Istanbul’s Asian side, while others injured in the crash were taken initially to the Şile Hospital and then to the Ümraniye Research Hospital. Alabora is reported to be in intensive care at the hospital.