‘100 mln liras to be paid to late footballer’s family’
The total compensation which will be paid to the family of the late Czech footballer Josef Sural who died in a traffic accident in central Turkey in April is expected to be around 100 million Turkish Liras ($16.5 million), Hürriyet columnist Noyan Doğan has said, basing the number on expert reports.
Of the 100 million liras, only the maximum limit of 620,000 liras can be demanded from the insurance company of the minibus company carrying Sural — as per the regulations — while the rest will be demanded from the minibus company itself, said Doğan.
Czech international Sural died of injuries sustained in a minibus crash while returning with teammates from an away match on April 28.
The footballer was traveling on a private bus hired by Turkish Super League team Aytemiz Alanyaspor, alongside six teammates when the accident happened. He died in hospital.
According to statements released by officials, the accident occurred after the driver of the minibus fell asleep.
The compensation that will be paid to the footballer’s family will be calculated based on many criteria such as the deceased’s age, his monthly income, his welfare, the number of people he is responsible for caring, the number of these people, if they have any incomes, the potential education costs of his children and the cost of living of his wife.
This money, called “compensation for loss of support,” will be around 100 million liras, Doğan said, basing the number of the calculations of various experts. But the Hürriyet columnist added that it is, of course, the Turkish judiciary that will set the figure.