Woman loses life after several alleged mishaps
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsA 65-year-old woman, whose limbs were broken when a bus started moving before she could disembark, died in hospital Jan. 23 following a string of unlikely mishaps and alleged negligence by health officials.
Suna Düzyol was rushed to the Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul after she was badly injured in an accident involving a public bus that began moving before she could fully exit the vehicle.
The woman, who is also the mother of daily Taraf’s economy editor-in-chief, Eylem Düzyol, was reported to be in good condition at hospital after her broken leg and arm were placed in a cast. But after spending a night in hospital, she went into respiratory failure at around 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
Authorities eventually requested that she be transferred to another hospital, as the medical institution lacked an intensive care unit, according to Taraf.
Another hospital eventually agreed to admit Düzyol, while her family arranged for an ambulance from the VIP Ambulance Company to pick the woman up. When the ambulance arrived at 7:30 p.m., it drove for only about 100 meters before hitting a spike strip and blowing out both of its tires.
Düzyol’s family called for another ambulance but were told it would not arrive within the next hour.
Although the ambulance lacked any equipment to fix the tires, the family managed to find a mechanic who helped repair them. Düzyol was finally admitted to the intensive care unit at 9:30 p.m., but officials told the family they were already too late. The elderly woman was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. Jan. 23.