Legal report blames young skier for death

Legal report blames young skier for death

ERZURUM - Hürriyet Daily News
Legal report blames young skier for death

Ayşe Nemutlu, mother of late skier Aslı Nemutlu, leaves the courthouse after meeting a prosecutor in Erzurum. DHA photo

A report from a second legal expert has ruled skier Aslı Nemutlu was responsible for her death in January, contradicting the original report, which stated that “serious negligence” on the part of the Turkish Skiing Federation (TKF) and facilities managers played a role.

Ayşe Nemutlu, the mother of the 17-year-old skier, who died while training at a skiing center in of Erzurum on Jan. 12, said the new report was “one-sided” and faulting the skier for her death.

“It was really strange that the judge wanted a new report after the first two reports were quite similar,” Nemutlu told Doğan news agency.

The judge assigned Orcan Mızrak, a member of the Turkish Skiing Federation, as the new expert, and his report “was almost a defense of the federation,” Nemutlu said.

“The track was only 24.5 meters and it caused Nemutlu to crash into the barriers without slowing down,” the initial report said. “There should have been nets before the barriers.”

According to the initial report, a private company called Anadolu Skiing was responsible for the track and this responsibility was granted by the TKF.