VIDEO: Tourist’s car saved from falling into Bosphorus
Passersby have saved a tourist’s car from falling backwards into the Bosphorus in central Istanbul by sitting on the front of the car until the arrival of a lifting crane.
The tourists, who were visiting a museum in the Beşiktaş district on the European side of Istanbul, had parked their rental car near the Bosphorus but forgot to secure the handbrake before exiting the vehicle.
According to eyewitness accounts, the car slowly began sliding backwards towards the strait.
Citizens passing by immediately intervened by jumping on the front of the car to redress the vehicle’s balance, preventing it from crashing into the sea.
Members of the fire department arrived at the scene with a lifting crane and pulled the car out.
In the meantime, police officers searched the museum to find the car’s owner, who panicked once he learned about the incident.