Two soldiers, civilian killed on road while helping accident victims
Adverse weather conditions disrupted life throughout Turkey. AA Photo
Two soldiers and a civilian were hit and killed by a truck early this morning in the inner Aegean province of Kütahya after stopping to aid the victims of a previous accident, Doğan news agency has reported.
The first accident occurred when a minibus drove off the shoulder due to slippery conditions and driver error on the main road between the provincial center and Gediz district at 12:30 a.m.
Military personnel and civilians stopped to help those injured, but the three were hit and killed after the truck, driven by Sebahattin Akdoğan, lost control at the same location due to the slippery conditions and barreled into them.
One of the soldiers died at the scene, while the other succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, while authorities have also detained Akdoğan for questioning.