LOCAL > Swiss consul’s wife involved in alleged hit and run in Turkey

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.


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Vargen Vargen

2/7/2013 11:56:47 AM

The accident took place in Bebek. It is one of the most crowded parts of Istanbul and people drive slowly there. The other issue of cours is who made a mistake.

john albay

2/6/2013 7:14:51 PM

I feel sorry for all the people in this story! First of all for the lady who was hurt and her husband and I hope they both get well very soon. I also feel sorry for the swiss consuls wife who must have been very freightened and for her husband who will have problems because of this matter. I am sure the lady only drove away because she was not able to speak turkish and wanted to report to her husband and to the police.She should really have helped the injured people first but she paniced.
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