Minibus crashes into metrobus, injures seven people in Istanbul
İbrahim AKTÜRK – ISTANBULSeven people were injured in an accident after a shuttle minibus lost control and crashed into a metrobus in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul on Feb. 5.
The accident occurred at 8:30 a.m. near a metrobus station in Küçükçekmece.
The driver of the minibus, Ömer Aydın, lost control of the bus that he was driving toward Ankara on a main road because of slippery surface caused by heavy rainfall.
The shuttle crashed into the metrobus after it veered off the main road and crashed into the barriers of the metrobus station.
Four of the injured were metrobus passengers. Scores of ambulances and police officers rushed to the scene after the accident. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
The district’s traffic was at standstill after the accident jammed vehicles on the D-100 Ankara highway. The traffic was returned to normal after the metrobus and the shuttle were removed from the scene.