Police officer killed by driver trying to skirt checkpoint
A police officer was run over and killed by a driver who was attempting to escape from a traffic control point in the capital Ankara’s Pursaklar district during the morning hours of May 6.
Around 09:30 a.m. on May 6, police officers who had set up a traffic control point along the way to the Esenboğa Airport wanted to check the car with the license plate 06 EF 1423.
The driver, on the other hand, wanted to skirt the checkpoint and did not abide by the stop warning the police had given him.
As the driver was trying to make a run for it, he ran over the attendant police officer, identified as Mevlüt Metin, with his vehicle.
Metin, who was severely injured, was immediately referred to the Pursaklar State Hospital, where he later lost his life.
The runaway driver was captured and detained by police officers in front of a cultural center in the district.
No traces of an identity card were found on the suspect.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.