Bus rams into pedestrians in central Istanbul, three injured
Sixteen cars were damaged in the accident in Beyazıt neighborhood, while the driver of the public bus was detained.
The reason for the incident was unknown, but the driver said in his initial testimony that the gas pedal of the bus was stuck.
One of the injured, an academic at Istanbul University, lost both her legs and was in serious condition, officials said.
An eye witness said he was having breakfast when he heard people screaming.
“When I looked, I saw the bus going in the pedestrian lane and running over people,” he said. “It first hit a tourist, then a woman before stopping.”