Tissue seller with disabilities killed by hit-and-run driver in Ankara
ANKARAA man with disabilities who was selling tissues in Ankara has been killed after being hit by a car late on Oct. 25.
The incident occurred on Türkocağı Street in Çankaya when a car with foreign license plates suddenly changed lanes after the vehicle in front braked abruptly, resulting in the driver hitting the unidentified man before fleeing the scene.
The tissue seller landed 25 meters away due to the force of the impact.
Police and medics arrived at the scene following calls from witnesses but pronounced the man dead.
The body of the man was taken to the Forensic Medicine Institute following an investigation by a prosecutor.
An investigation has been launched by police into the incident.
Last year, Alican Oğuz, the operator of a battery-powered wheelchair, was injured after being hit by a car in the Aegean province of Manisa’s Yunusemre district. The driver in that incident also fled the scene.