Turkish archer dies in motorcycle accident in Muğla
MUĞLANational archer Nursen Çokak was killed in a traffic accident on Oct. 9 in the Aegean province of Muğla, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Çokak was driving on the Muğla-Marmaris highway heading to Marmaris with her husband Hakan Çokak and their friends when they crashed their motorcycle at around 1:00 p.m.
They reportedly crashed into the roadside barrier, with Nursen Çokak thrown 50 meters into a nearby reed field. She died at the scene.
Her husband was injured in the incident and was rushed to the Marmaris State Hospital after initial examinations.
Police and gendarmerie teams later found Nursen Çokak’s arm, which was severed in the accident, in the reed field.
Her body was taken to the nearby forensic medical institution for an autopsy. Police have opened an investigation into the accident.
Elsewhere, veteran Turkish jockey Ömer Kaya succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 9 after an accident during a race in Ankara.
Kaya, who was married with four children, fallen from his horse during a race in the Turkish capital on Oct. 6.
He had initially been taken to hospital on suspection of apoplexy after the incident.