University student beheaded in go-cart crash
ADAPAZARI – Doğan News Agency
After the first inspection, police forces said Tuğba Erdoğan’s scarf got tangled in the shaft of the cart. DHA photo
A Turkish university student was decapitated yesterday in a go-cart accident at a circuit located in Adapazarı, a town in the west of Istanbul.
Tuğba Erdoğan was wearing the security belt, but she reportedly tied it around her neck instead of her chest. However, after the first inspection, police forces said Erdoğan’s scarf got tangled in the shaft of the cart, which led to the tragedy.
After completing a few laps, the 24-year-old lost control of her go-cart while turning a corner and crashed into the safety barriers. Witnesses told Doğan News Agency that something tightened around her neck and cut off her head with the force of the crash.
Erdoğan, a second year engineering student at Sakarya University, went with her friends to the go-cart circuit located in a mall close to the Istanbul highway around noon. Witnesses at the site of the accident were reportedly in a state of shock when the police arrived on the scene. An investigation has been launched into the accident. Her body was sent to forensics specialists in Istanbul for an autopsy.