VIDEO: 18 injured after Istanbul public bus crashes on ferry docks
A public bus crashed into a small café next to the ferry docks of Kabataş in Istanbul in the morning of Aug. 1.Several people were injured Aug. 1 after a public bus failed to stop and crashed into a small café next to the ferry docks of Kabataş in Istanbul.
The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. after the driver of the bus commuting between Kabataş and the European suburb of Kağıthane lost control of the bus due to unknown reasons as he was approaching the last stop.
Eighteen people were injured and two were in serious condition.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene to rush the injured to hospitals. Ferry services were temporarily halted due to the damage at the docks.
Another bus accident took place in the Aegean province of Denizli on the same day, leaving two dead and 16 others injured.
The bus, belonging to the Denizli Municipality, failed to stop due to unknown reasons and crashed into a car before crashing into a shop near the road.
Bus driver, Fatih Hakyemez, 35, and one of the passengers on the bus, Kevser Gürel, 20, died on the scene, while 16 others were wounded. There were no customers in the shop at the time of the accident.
The latest accidents come after two serious incidents involving public buses on the Asian side of Istanbul last week. Four people were killed after a bus caught fire on July 27 on the TEM highway, while 11 people were injured after a bus crashed into a wall July 29 near the district of Çekmeköy.