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ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency

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A Swiss consular car, with the Swiss Consul and Head of Chancery’s wife in the driver’s seat, allegedly hit a married couple in Istanbul’s Bebek neighborhood before driving away.

Andrea Köppel, wife of the Consul and Head of Chancery Florian Köppel, allegedly fled the scene after crashing into a motorcycle on which 49-year-old Doğan Durmuş İnal and his wife, Filiz, were riding.

Doğan suffered from minor injuries. Filiz, however, was badly wounded and was taken to Şişli Etfal Hospital.

Köppel was summoned to Etiler police station to testify. She arrived at the station accompanied by her lawyer, and admitted to fleeing the scene in a moment of panic following the accident.

Her husband also arrived at the station, before she was taken to the Institute of Forensic Science to give blood samples.

Andrea Köppel was not taken into custody, but will head to the prosecutor’s office today to complete the testimony procedures in the prosecutor’s office.

February/06/2013

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