25 injured in Istanbul city bus accident
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
DHA photoTwenty-five passengers were injured late yesterday when the driver of a privately owned city bus lost control and hit a metrobus head-on in Istanbul's Avcılar district.
One of the injured is in serious condition, reports said.
A city bus traveling to the Avcılar district in western Istanbul was on the busy E-5 highway when the driver lost control due to rainy conditions and crossed into the metrobus lane. Metrobuses travel on dedicated lanes in the middle of E-5 highway.
The city bus hit an oncoming metrobus head-on, causing the latter to be flung into the traffic. The metrobus stopped without hitting other cars in on the busy road.
East-bound traffic was closed down for two hours until the wreckage was removed, causing a severe backup along the E-5.
Metrobus driver İsmail Kepez, 24, was hospitalized with serious injuries.