Head-on collision kills 9 people, including 3 children
Following a deadly collision between a car and a small panel van on June 3 in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas, at least nine people, including three children, lost their lives, a senior official has said.
The accident occurred in the Gölova district on a road connecting Sivas to the Tokat province, according to Sivas Governor Salih Ayhan.
Both vehicles remain largely intact except for their front ends.
Speaking to state-run broadcaster TRT Haber, Ayhan said there were six passengers in one of the vehicles and three in the other.
He also noted that one of the children who lost his life was only 1.5 years old, while the others were aged 5 and 15, respectively.
Pointing out that the cause of the accident may be “unsafe lane change,” Ayhan stated that the accident occurred as a result of a head-on collision with a vehicle in the opposite direction.
He said that an investigation was carried out to determine whether the cause of the accident was sleepless driving or a technical malfunction.
According to the latest official figures, 85 people were killed in the Sivas province last year, while another 2,527 people were injured in 1,421 accidents.