Passengers injured in public bus crash in Istanbul
ISTANBULTwenty people were wounded when a public bus crashed into a wall after its driver lost control in Istanbul on July 29.
A speeding car first hit another car and then hit the bus in the Çekmeköy neighborhood of Istanbul’s Asian part. The bus could only stop after hitting a wall after drifting for 30 meters.
The passengers were only able to exit the bus, which was on its route between Sultanbeyli and Mecidiyeköy, after breaking its windows as the doors could not be opened. Paramedics have been dispatched to the scene.
This is the second bus crash in Istanbul this week. On July 27, four people were killed when a fire broke out on a public bus, which was traveling from Tuzla to Topkapı, as it was proceeding on the TEM highway in Kavacık. People could not escape the burning bus after the crash, raising questions about the road safety in Istanbul.