Istanbul high school student rushed to hospital after go-cart accident
Havvanur Yalçın had gone to the go-cart track with her friends, getting into the vehicle and wearing a seat belt without putting on a helmet.
Officials from the go-cart track also reportedly did not warn her to take off a scarf she was wearing, which got tangled up in the tire of the vehicle, causing the accident. Yalçın was rushed to a nearby hospital’s intensive care unit and an investigation has been opened into the incident.
Back in 2013, another university student was decapitated in a go-cart accident at a circuit located in Adapazarı, a town west of Istanbul.
Tuğba Erdoğan, 24, was wearing the security belt when the accident occurred but she reportedly tied it around her neck instead of her chest. After an inspection following the accident, police said Erdoğan’s scarf got tangled in the shaft of the cart and caused her to crash into the safety barriers, leading to the tragedy.